In rooms like this room people lie. Not little lies, the kinds of lies that kill people, or worse…
In this room, or in rooms like this room, they use phrases like collateral damage, like extraordinary rendition, like perception management. They cover up their dirty words with clean ones, in rooms like this room. In rooms like this room, they redact the names.
Dead Cats blends new writing, performance, film-making, and an obvious plant, to show – not tell – the truths behind the fictions.
Dead Cats is the third contemporary theatre work in Proto-
type’s critically acclaimed Truth to Power Project – a socially-engaged exploration of power, democracy, truth-telling, protest, privacy, conspiracy, and control.
Praise for Proto-type’s Truth to Power Project, including A Machine they’re Secretly Building & The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth):
2022 Preview Dates – more soon!
FRI 14 JAN | LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE | 01522 837 600 | LPAC.CO.UK
THURS 24 MAR | THE SPRING ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE | 023 9247 2700 | THESPRING.CO.UK
SAT 30 APRIL | BITE SIZE FESTIVAL, WARWICK ARTS CENTRE | 024 7652 4524 | WARWICKARTSCENTRE.CO.UK
WEDS 4 MAY | THE LOWRY | 0343 208 6000 | THELOWRY.COM
22 MAY | BRIGHTON FESTIVAL (Part of CARAVAN ASSEMBLY) | 01273 709709 | BRIGHTONFESTIVAL.ORG
THURS 23 JUNE | ARC, STOCKTON | 01642 525 199 | ARCONLINE.CO.UK
Written and directed by Andrew Westerside
Devised and performed by Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees
Film and Design by Adam York Gregory
Original sound by Paul J. Rogers
Produced by Gillian Lees
Marketing and Comms by Rachel Baynton
Production Assistants Curtis Clapham and Elisha Pearce
Technical Manager Myk Hoyle
Set by Alex Kent and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Dead Cats is part of Proto-type Theater’s socially-engaged Truth to Power Project and has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England as well as through the continued support of ARC (Stockton), Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, The Lowry (Salford), Theatre-in-the-Mill (Bradford) & hAb/Word of Warning (Manchester).
With thanks to the following organisations and funds who have supported and championed our work across The Truth to Power Project so far: AMATA (Falmouth), ARC (Stockton), artsdepot (North Finchley), Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester), Axis Arts Centre (Crewe), BBC Lincolnshire, Bite Size Festival – China Plate, Cambridge Junction,
Carriageworks Theatre (Leeds), The Civic (Barnsley), The Crucible (Sheffield), CURVE (Leicester), Derby Theatre, EnableUs – University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Farnham Maltings, Futures for Women, Greenbelt Festival (Northampton), Harrogate Theatre, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, Lawrence Batley (Huddersfield), Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, The Lowry (Salford), mac (Birmingham), Northern Stage (Newcastle), Norwich Arts Centre, Nuffield Theatre (NST City, Southampton), Oxford Playhouse, Performing House (York St. John University), Pulse Festival – New Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich), Settle Stories Festival, Slung Low (Leeds), The Southbank Centre, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre (Havant), Summerhall – Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Tron (Glasgow), Trestle Arts Base (St Albans), York Theatre Royal, Yorkshire Festival, Theatre-in-the-Mill (Bradford), hAb/Word of Warning (Manchester), Warwick Arts Centre, Tramway (Glasgow), BBC Lincolnshire, Mansions of the Future, The Britten-Pears Foundation, Arts Council England, and the British Council.
The following materials to support the show will be available early 2022:
- Show trailer
- ‘Vox Pops’ trailer
- Additional stills
- FoH & Marketing Packets
- Media release upon request
For further information please contact Gillian Lees via firstname.lastname@example.org