This Spring mingbeast has been invited to curate a programme of work at Theatre Delicatessen, and we present to you POINT BLANK RANGE, an unforgettable fortnight of experimental theatre and live-art.
As part of our two week takeover, Will Dickie will perform his frank and tender solo, Memories of Suburbia, in a double bill with our debut work GHOSTLAND CINEMA. Returning to London for the first time in two years, Sleepwalk Collective bring their internationally acclaimed show, As the Flames Rose we Dance to the Sirens, the Sirens for its first ever Spanish-language performance in the UK. There will also be a chance to see brand new work from LAB Collective, OBRA Theatre Co and VIDEOfeet, Philippe Oberlohr, SoundBoxed Collective and many more daring artists.
A night of new work in development by PHILIPPE OBERLOHR (AT) I OBRA THEATRE CO AND VIDEOFEET (FR/UK) I PURPLE KETTLE (UK) and more.
A chance to see new ideas from a range of exciting artists in their most raw, risky and exciting form.
MEMORIES OF SUBURBIA, 7.30 pm
A solo performance by Will Dickie about the nature of memory, place and existence.
In the last years of her life Nan and I spoke about our home, Hampton – a town in deepest suburbia. She said people move here to start a family or meet their maker. I imagine this setting as a threshold. At night I danced in the shadows cast by Hampton’s well organised street lights, searching for something beneath the suburb’s comfort and shelter.
As I drifted outside Nan was indoors, drifting through the thoughts and feelings of her inner space; this work weaves those two movements together.
‘A beautifully tender, wistful solo.’
✭✭✭✭ (GLASGOW HERALD)
“…fiercely imaginative and stunningly original.”
GHOSTLAND CINEMA, 8.30 pm
Spinning between crime-scene-investigation, misguided therapy session and cack-handed séance for doomed starlet April Six, mingbeast present a cryptic and chaotic exploration of memory, violence and cinema.
“This was performance at its most imaginative and stimulating best”
Michaela Butter, Director at Embrace Arts
“Part film noir, part documentary, part haunted house mystery, it carries echoes of many things — Eyes Without A Face, Mulholland Drive, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Vertigo — but builds a world entirely its own, cut with a ghoulish dry wit. It’s designed and performed with exquisite craft and precision but never feels programmatic: there’s an unsettling wildness beneath that’s always threatening to break through.”
Jonathan Wakeman, Director Loco Film Festival
A night of new work in development by LAB COLLECTIVE (UK) I RAGNHILD FRENG DALE (NOR) | SOUNDBOXED COLLECTIVE (ZA/UK) and more.
A chance to see new ideas from a range of exciting artists in their most raw, risky and exciting form
Winner of First Prize and Best Actress at BE FestivalBirmingham 2011,
Best Actress at SKENA UP Kosovo 2011,
Best Direction at Festival ACT Bilbao 2010, and
nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2011.
Sleepwalk Collective is an award-winning live-art experimental theatre group creating fragile, and nocturnal performances between the UK and Spain.
Performances in Spanish with English subtitles on 11th and 13th March. All other performances in English.
100th performance celebration on 15th March.
“In an hour of troubling intimacy, Sleepwalk Collective chop up and replay the iconography of
B-movies and early cinema in a joyous and desperate attempt to re-work cinematic and cultural clichés into something heartfelt and profound. “An unsettlingly languid but hauntingly touching display of live-art tragi-comic stand-up”
✭✭✭✭ (THE HERALD)
mingbeast is a performance company making and producing new works for studio spaces. We often collaborate with other artists both in the UK and abroad. We curate and host platforms for new theatre and live art. www.mingbeast.com