New theatre for 2018: The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth)

Happy New Year all!

We’re almost ready to premiere our brand new show, The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth), on Tues 27 February at Lancaster Arts.


There’s a shadow coming, across the sea. Long and terrifying. The vultures are circling, the wolves are howling… how can we weather this storm?


The show reunites the team behind A Machine they’re Secretly Building, and continues our investigations into privilege, rights and power. This time we’re looking at greed and responsibility (corporate and personal), the contemporary myth-making that obscures and rewrites the truth, and asking what happens to a small island nation when it’s economic relationship with the rest of the world goes sour quickly…

10 years on from the 2008 financial crash – The Audit asks if we really weathered the storm?


With the true value of money and the human cost of greed firmly in their sights, Proto-type Theater tell the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents.


In making the show, we’ve spoken with academics working in economics, and with interest and community groups across the country to share experiences and discuss the profit making that is driving force behind the decisions and system that affects our daily lives. We’ve also had truly unbelievable support from Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, ARC Stockton, Oxford Playhouse, Lancaster Arts, hAb/Word of Warning, artsdepot, Tramway, Curve Leicester, and Arts Council England. Thank you for all you help – we’re looking forward to showing you what we’ve made.


Using original text, performance, film, music and animation, THE AUDIT is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.


You can find out more about the show HERE

 

UK Tour – Spring/Summer 2018

TUE 27 FEB  – NUFFIELD THEATRE, LANCASTER ARTS – UK Premiere
WED 28 FEB – THE LOWRY, SALFORD – Part of WTF Wednesday, in association with Word of Warning
THUR 1 MAR – ARC, STOCKTON – This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, click here to find out more – BSL interpreted performance
SAT 10 MAR – ARTSDEPOT, NORTH FINCHLEY
SUN 11 MAR – THE HUB, LEEDS – This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, click here to find out more
TUE 13 MAR – LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
WED 14 & THUR 15 MAR – OXFORD PLAYHOUSE
WED 21 MAR – NORWICH ARTS CENTRE, NORWICH – tickets available soon
MAY (tbc – w/c 21) – EXETER BIKESHED – In a double-bill with companion piece A Machine they’re Secretly Building – tickets available soon
FRI 8 JUNE – PULSE FESTIVAL 2018, NEW WOLSEY, IPSWICH – tickets available soon

 

A Machine they’re Secretly Building also has a few more dates for 2018…  

FRI 6 APRIL – SETTLE STORIES FESTIVAL 2018
MAY (tbc – w/c 21st) – EXETER BIKESHED – In a double-bill with companion piece The Audit (or  Iceland, a modern myth) – tickets available soon
WED 27 JUN – YORK THEATRE ROYAL – tickets available soon