When: 16th October – 10th November 2012 at 7pm and 8:30pm (Mon-Sat, no Sundays)
Where: Marylebone Gardens, 35 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QA
£: 16, concessions 12
What is it?
The audience carry helium balloons to symbolize life journeys in this playful promenade work, wandering through the atmospheric old BBC London building.
Theatre Delicatessen associate artists, HalfCut, present a thoughtful and tongue-in-cheek promenade experience that takes you through the labyrinthine of the disused BBC London Studios at 35 Marylebone High Street, on a quest to discover the meaninglessness of life.
“Born” into the basement of the capacious seven storey building, the audience and their helium-filled balloon avatars, begin a journey of their lifetime. This playful and thought-provoking interpretation leads the people on a performance-led ascent through life in the modern world carrying the balloons as they go; from birth to school and the world of work, perhaps passing through university and marriage on the way.
Together, the audience wander the maze of life towards that final, inevitable deflation; standing on a roof above the city, waiting for the wind to carry their spirits away. After all, there are many ways to go through life, but only one ending.
HalfCut make fun, accessible and thought-provoking interactive experiences that push audiences into unusual and playful situations that are uniquely theatrical. Over the last two years HalfCut have created work for the V&A Museum, Festival Republic and Theatre Delicatessen.