Fancy dipping your toe back into the world of theatre this summer? Then, We Are Kilter may just have the play for you, as they launch Theatre for Two. Their specially-designed travelling venue, will be creating an intimate escape from the world outside. And it will be popping up across London.
Theatre for Two will be engaging with their tiny audiences through semi-improvised micro-plays. Together, actor and audience will create unique playful interactions which celebrate the absurdity of human connection. So, if you fancy something a bit different, this could be just what you’re looking for.
We Are Kilter’s personal, interactive meetings between actor and audience member will feature a Mary Malone (The Jacket, BBC Arts; Alexis Gregory’s Safe, Hackney Empire) and Soho Theatre Rising Award winner, Ryan Lane (Told by an Idiot’s Let Me Play The Lion Too, The Barbican). They will present newly commissioned micro-plays from exciting up-and-coming talent, Tabby Lamb (Since U Been Gone, HighTide), Macadie Amoroso (Blue Beneath My Skin, Bunker Theatre), Ryan Lane (Ryan Lane Will Be There Now In A Minute, VAULT Festival), and Gabriella Leon (Casualty).
The four micro-plays
So, what can you see at Theatre for Two? Well, there’s four micro-plays on offer. The first is Gluten Free Chocolate Crispy Caramel Mini Bite from Tabby Lamb. This performance is led by Mary Malone. A cancelled picnic, a cancelled protest and now a cancelled bus? Exploring the need to be seen, heard and valued for who we are, this is a clarion call for a more tender society.
Mary Malone will also perform Reptile by Macadie Amoroso. It’s a heart-warming piece about a cold-blooded companion in the good times and the bad. Alone within four walls, sometimes you need to have a conversation, have someone talk back to you, someone to tell you that your Ex just isn’t worth it.
Rumour has it she was once the most famous woman in Hollywood but now, faded beyond memory, she lives out her days inside, trying to recreate the Golden Years. Written and performed by Ryan Lane, at The Recluse Who Lives On A Hill you might enter as a nobody, but you could leave as the next shining star.
Ryan Lane will also perform in Share-My-Home Companion from Gabriella Leon. This ludicrous and powerful piece is about the need to have something to do, something to look forward to and something to talk about — as time trickles and yet races away, stuck inside. So, meet a unique friend, create something never heard before and make your time count!
Where to watch Theatre for Two
The show lasts for about 10 minutes if you watch one micro-play. Or 45 minutes, with a short break, if you fancy watching all four. Playful, intimate and COVID-secure, a specially-designed venue will host the four short plays. There is capacity for up to two audience members, with integrated safety measures. The audience space is wheelchair accessible and will feature easily sanitised hard furnishings to ensure thorough and effective cleaning between performances.
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When: 5th June – 7th July 2021
Where: Walthamstow, South Norwood, Battersea and Borough in London
£: Tickets cost £6 – £15 for one show and £25 – £45 for all four
More info: www.weare-kilter.co.uk