An Audience with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein – Online Event

An Audience with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein – 12 OCTOBER 6PM, ONLINE

From 9th – 15th October the smash-hit dance show ‘Border Tales’ by Luca Silvestrini’s Protein will be available to view online here 

The online show is available to all, but we have organised an exclusive online Q&A session especially for people aged 12-17 with Luca Silvestrini himself! And it is FREE!

About the show:

Protein’s punchy yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain, seen through the eyes of an international cast, is told through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences. With this broadcast, we contribute to breaking down the walls of silence that uphold and sustain ‘borders’ around the world.

“Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could.”
★★★★★ The Scotsman

“A well-thought-out, beautifully performed and poignant piece of theatre which will always be relevant.”
★★★★★ The Upcoming

“Border Tales is essential theatre for the political climate of today.”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

About the Luca and the company:

Protein is one of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Artistic Director and founder Luca Silvestrini has been using a blend of original choreography, text, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences since 1998.

Protein’s shows connect theatrical experiences with the everyday and real-life stories that engage audiences and participants in both on-and-off stage productions.

Luca is Protein’s Artistic Director. He is known for using his unique style to present the everyday in revealing and subversive ways, on- and off-stage. Protein’s work, including Border Tales, has toured the world, from the USA to Russia, Columbia to Thailand.

Born in Jesi, Italy, Luca graduated in Performing Arts at Bologna University. In 1995, he moved to London to complete his dance training at Laban. Since then Luca has worked with a range of companies and won multiple awards and accolades.

To find out more, go to: https://proteindance.co.uk/

How to take part:

• Book your free place here
PLEASE NOTE the email address you give will be the one that we use to send you the meeting link

• Watch the online show between 9th – 11th October

• Send your questions for Luca to natalie@creativeartseast.co.uk by 11am on 12th October.
These could be about anything you’re interested in, from his view on career and education pathways, to the themes and skills used in the show, or maybe you want to find out more about what he thinks of Strictly or the next big dance craze!

• Look out for an email closer to the 12th with a link to join the private Zoom session

• At 5:55 on 12th October click the zoom link

• The session will begin promptly at 6pm

Supported by the National Rural Touring Forum, Creative Arts East and The Workshop King’s Lynn, on behalf of PEACH West Norfolk, a local cultural education partnership. Find out more about LECP’s here

Luke Wright: The Ballad Seller

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before first tabloid was printed.

Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.” The Guardian

The Time Machine

Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking her off. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need? But watch out, once she clocks you, she will whisk you off to a Victorian school room, a Roman invasion and even take you as far back as the time of the dinosaurs. So, hold onto your pants because this is an adventure not to be missed.

Brand new family theatre full of music, zany characters, and lots of interaction.

Performances will be taking place at 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. There will even be the chance to meet the characters on the day!

Other fun family activities and range of food stalls are available on site, so you can come for a full day between 10am – 4pm.

Alice in Wonderland – CANCELLED

As part of a range of events and activities offered over the summer with Summertime Social, we are very happy to be hosting an outdoor theatre performance of “Alice in Wonderland” from the fabulous Strange Fascination Theatre company.
So come along and join us for a fantastic journey down the rabbit hole with Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and more! A fun adaptation of the classic tale with larger than life characters.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are £5 adults, children go free.
Other fun family activities and range of food stalls are available on site, so you can come for a full day between 10am – 4pm.

Essex Girl – POSTPONED

Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in 00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie and Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else.

Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl.

Essex Girl is the second show from award-winning theatre maker and real-life Essex Girl, Maria Ferguson (Fat Girls Don’t Dance). It is a one-person monologue with minimal props and technical requirements, so adaptable to most spaces. This is a story of growing up surrounded by expectation. Of inappropriate relationships, female friendship, secrets, desires and alcopops. It questions how the Essex Girl stereotype influences young girls, what they want, what they think they deserve, and how they are treated.

Wonderfully funny and ultimately hard-hitting it will resonate with a wide audience, particularly millenials, or anyone who has got too drunk at a house party. It highlights the traditions and values of the British working class, leaving us to question our own thoughts around consent, silence and the role of women in the modern age.

Canterbury Tales – Postponed

From the company that brought you ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Odyssey’ comes a one-man performance of ‘The Canterbury Tales’.

Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the middle-ages.

All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny, serious and sometimes shocking, short stories. Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with the usual irreverence, wit and silliness!

Great Grimm Tales – POSTPONED

“Three nights to save a soul.. or the Devil gets his way.”

A desperate man.. a last-ditch deal… Some stories never die, and for you the night is just beginning…

From the creators of Northanger Abbey, Casting the Runes and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Box Tale Soup present a spellbinding collection of the famous Grimm’s Fairy Tales, proving that fairy stories are definitely not just for kids!

 

From Judy to Bette – POSTPONED

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

Judy Garland. Lucille Ball. Bette Davis. Betty Hutton. Trailblazers refusing to be “just another ingénue” during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Weaving scandalous headlines, famous songs and comedy gold, journey through the ground-breaking careers of the screen legends of yesteryear. This solo show is created and performed by triple BroadwayWorld award-winner Rebecca Perry, receiving rave reviews at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Perry has toured the UK four times with the rural touring schemes, and loves the welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and the sense of intimacy and community that is provided by all the venues. This trip is a part of a larger UK tour that will see her performing in cities across England, including Birmingham, London, Brighton, Exeter and Scarborough.

From Judy to Bette – POSTPONED

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

Judy Garland. Lucille Ball. Bette Davis. Betty Hutton. Trailblazers refusing to be “just another ingénue” during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Weaving scandalous headlines, famous songs and comedy gold, journey through the ground-breaking careers of the screen legends of yesteryear. This solo show is created and performed by triple BroadwayWorld award-winner Rebecca Perry, receiving rave reviews at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Perry has toured the UK four times with the rural touring schemes, and loves the welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and the sense of intimacy and community that is provided by all the venues. This trip is a part of a larger UK tour that will see her performing in cities across England, including Birmingham, London, Brighton, Exeter and Scarborough.