The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth)



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 global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.

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.

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.

THE AUDIT is Proto-type’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics, following A Machine they’re Secretly Building, a “smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian).

 

PRAISE FOR #AMTSB

“A sharing of disbelief, an articulate wail of anger” – British Theatre Guide

 “a great antidote to 2017’s tangled political and cultural landscape.” – Exeunt Magazine

**** “The kind of theatre that seeps into the sub-conscious.” – The List

**** “This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

 

www.proto-type.org | #TheAudit

 


Tour Dates

 

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 
FRI 8 JUNE – PULSE FESTIVAL 2018, NEW WOLSEY, IPSWICH 

 


Credits

 

Written and directed by Andrew Westerside
Devised and performed by Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees
Digital design and artwork by Adam York Gregory
Original music and sound design by Paul J. Rogers

Translation | Gudrun Soley
Stage Manager | Shellie Barrowcliffe
Production Assistant | Olwen Davies
Producer | Gillian Lees
Marketing & Comms | Rachel Baynton
PR | spf communications

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.

Premieres in Spring 2018 –  followed by a UK tour

 


Response

AUDIENCE COMMENTS FROM WORK-IN-PROGRESS:

“Cracking intelligent, funny, new political theatre”

“So classy”

“Terrifying,  overwhelming – a total highlight”

 


Resources

All available via admin@proto-type.org

– Marketing Pack

– Box Office Information sheet

– Additional images

– Video trailer – forthcoming