When: 14th November – 3rd December 2016
Where: It’s a secret. Venue details will be confirmed on booking.
£: Tickets cost £14 for adults and £10 for concessions. Not suitable for under 12s
What is it?
The Residents is a site-specific ghost story, to be staged in homes across South London, from 14th November to 3rd December 2016.
As the dark winter nights draw in, Teatro Vivo is inviting audiences to their most intimate show yet; a house viewing with a difference.
In The Residents, the audience will become house hunters. They will be told their appointment time and the nearest train station, but will not be given the exact location until the day of the show. After meeting estate agent, Amelia Spoke, they will enter the property and hear previous inhabitant’s stories, discovering how disturbing echoes of a place’s past can be felt in the present.
From a murderess who disposes of her husband, to the bizarre tale of a man who woke up one morning transformed into a beetle, and a carer who is badly in need of care herself; the audience will experience the perturbing tales of those who have resided there before.
Each location will incorporate echoes of its history through the voices and sounds of the real-life neighbours. With the help of an immersive soundscape, a tapestry of stories will emerge allowing the bricks and mortar currently standing on the space to tell their story.
Inspired by the latest discoveries in gravitational wave technology, that open up the possibilities of multiple universes, new ways at looking at time and how the past and future collide together; The Residents will encourage the audience to consider who came before and what they may leave after they have gone.
Teatro Vivo previously staged Shakespeare in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, Mother Courage in an old weapons factory, and The Odyssey on the streets of Deptford, where they performed everywhere from tattoo parlours to pubs.
The acclaimed company has a reputation for staging ‘theatre where you least expect it’. For The Residents it will be inhabiting a different secret south London home each week.
The Residents will be directed by Sophie Austin. Austin has worked for The Royal Court, the Young Vic, Told by an Idiot, and Sonia Friedman Productions. She is artistic director of Teatro Vivo.
More info: www.teatrovivo.co.uk