Heart of Darkness
Touring Theatre show
A new adaptation, opening in November 2018 in Ancona, Italy and touring the UK 2018/2019.
“Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances.”
This radical yet highly accessible new staging reworks Conrad’s text, while staying faithful to the structure and concerns of the original, blurs the cultural and geographical roles and sends an African protagonist up a river that may be the Thames to a heart of darkness that beats not in the centre of the Congo, but on the manicured lawns of Victorian Surrey.
Written and Directed Pete Brooks and Andrew Quick
Video Design by Simon Wainwright
Designed by Laura Hopkins
Touring theatre show
Two operatives holed up in a Berlin apartment in the Russian Zone await instructions. As time passes their relationship to each other and to the orders they receive from their superiors falls apart. Performed on what appears to be a film soundstage, two actors voice a film they can’t see and never acknowledge. But who is in control? And as the film gathers pace, can the past be changed by present-day actions?
Nocturnes asks important questions about truth and free will and about how we understand what’s real in this post-truth era.
“unsettling and thrilling to watch” – The Scotsman
Sited projection work
Trespass is a new outdoor video mapping and sound piece by imitating the dog with composer James Hamilton. The piece was commissioned by Light up Lancaster and Brief Encounter and performed in Lancaster and Preston. The projection also integrates performances by a community choir.