When: 6th – 9th February 2018
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event
What is it?
This February, the Battersea Arts Centre in London will be hosting a Theatre in the Dark week with special performances and events.
Theatre in the Dark will be marking the 20th anniversary of Battersea Arts Centre’s seminal Playing In The Dark season in 1998, and the launch of a new book Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre edited by Martin Welton and Adam Alston.
The week will include the return of Fiction, David Rosenberg and Glen Neath’s anxious and thrilling sound journey; a Freshly Scratched night featuring artists who have never worked with Battersea Arts Centre before, testing out new ideas; and a talk by Martin Welton about his new book.
Theatre in the Dark 2018 events:
6th – 8th February 2018, at 7.30pm and 9pm
Fuel presents Fiction, the third performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy. Or it is an opportunity to get a 60 minute nap! Tickets cost £15 or £12.50 for concessions.
Theatre in the Dark: Dialogue
7th February 2018, at 8.45pm
Martin Welton, co-editor of Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre, leads a post-show discussion about the rising tide of experimentation in theatre that eliminates or obscures light and vision.
Martin Welton is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University of London. His research is concerned with practical and critical approaches to movement and the senses in performance. This event is free to attend.
Theatre in the Dark: Scratch Night
9th February 2018, 7.30pm
Join four artists and collectives as they test out new ideas for shows exploring darkness and gloom. The evening will feature artists who have never worked with Battersea Arts Centre before, taking risks in a supportive and positive environment. Audiences are invited to experience these ideas and give feedback.
After the performances, everyone is invited to grab a bite to eat and have a drink in the Scratch Bar to discuss the evening’s events. This is a Pay What You Can event.
More info: www.bac.org.uk