Not only that, the fantastic Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds are hosting the first ever double-bill of these two companion pieces over two nights , and there’s a special offer in place if you purchase tickets for both shows.
(Rachel and Gillian are a little bit chuffed that their faces are currently on the Carriageworks home page too…)
We’ll be alternately wearing our big blue coats and pink balaclavas at the following venues and we really hope you can come along…
The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) – 2018 A/W Dates
SAT 25 AUG – GREENBELT FESTIVAL, BOUGHTON HOUSE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
TUE 4 SEPT – HARROGATE THEATRE
THURS 6 SEPT – CARRIAGEWORKS THEATRE, LEEDS – This is a double bill with companion show A MACHINE THEY’RE SECRETLY BUILDING on Wed 5th
MON 10 SEPT – NUFFIELD THEATRE (NST CITY), SOUTHAMPTON – Part of The Bungalow Cafe Festival
FRI 19 OCT – FALMOUTH, AMATA
WED 24 OCT – CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
FRI 26 OCT – CURVE, LEICESTER
THUR 6 NOV – AXIS ARTS CENTRE, CREWE
“They are not holding back in the slightest. They are out to expose: inequality, corruption, injustice, greed, borrowing, dishonesty, market manipulation, insider trading, fraud, tax evasion, and the frustration, anxiety, and uncertainty of the public. They can and they will name and shame.” – The Reviews Hub
“The brilliance of Proto-type’s approach is to engage, inform and entertain… they exude warmth and wit. The clarity and insight here allows for the telling of a modern horror story of greed that resonates with age old folk stories that we should not forget.” – Live Art Alive
A Machine they’re Secretly Building – 2018 A/W Dates
WED 5 SEPT – CARRIAGEWORKS THEATRE, LEEDS – This is a double-bill with companion show THE AUDIT (OR ICELAND, A MODERN MYTH) on Thur 6th
WED 7 NOV – UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD DRAMA STUDIO – Part of the Enable Us Project
**** “This smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance, and the way governments legitimise spying on their citizens, makes you question what we mean by a terrorist and where the real threat lies… This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“…after an hour in the company of Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees you may want to go off grid, head to the woods and never touch a keyboard ever again! Based on Edward Snowden’s revelation of the US government’s “massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building”, writer (and director) Andrew Westerside’s history of State surveillance is both revelatory and deeply disturbing… Baynton and Lees’ performances are compelling, their softly spoken words carefully pitched to have us learn forward in our seat to hear every word. They use charm and humour to disarm us but make no mistake, their message is forceful, their campaign as vivid as the lurid pink balaclavas they often don.” – The Reviews Hub
The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) was commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, ARC (Stockton), Oxford Playhouse, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, hAb/Word of Warning (Manchester) and artsdepot (London). Supported by Tramway (Glasgow), Curve (Leicester) and Arts Council England.
AMTSB is supported by Tramway, Glasgow, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, the Britten-Pears Foundation and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
We are very grateful to Arts Council England for making this tour possible – alongside our original commissioning partners Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre, ARC (Stockton), Oxford Playhouse, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, artsdepot, and hÅb/Word of Warning.