Atlantis will be performed as part of the Regional Room Festival at artsdepot
The festival is a part of A Nations Theatre.
'After the success of our inaugural Room in November, our festival of ideas is back with two nights of work by established and emerging artists across art forms. Unlike the last festival, Regional Room will be focusing on artists from outside London, as part of A Nation's Theatre, which celebrates theatre from around the UK.
Tonight's performances are:
Atlantis by Lydia Cottrell
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde
Atlantis is a one woman space race. It takes the audience on a journey through Disneyland and into outer space and asks them to look back and reconsider the planet we inhabit. What did we learn from the race into space? What did we gain in getting there? And can we train for failure?
Funny, thoughtful and highly kinetic, Atlantis uses popcorn, projection, a paddling pool and the songs of the STS-135 shuttle mission to explore the answers to all these questions. Along the way, the show asks us to consider the idea that we all inhabit a spaceship – spaceship Earth - and draws parallels between our planet and the shuttle’s namesake, the mythical island that sank beneath the waves.
Lydia creates bold and brave multi-disciplinary performance that challenges institutional status quo and presents new ideas and questions to audiences in engaging and interesting ways. Her practice is informed by a background in dance, live art and feminism.
You Had To Be There by Uncanny Theatre
Join us as we explore those one-off, memorable moments that despite being permanently etched in our minds, never quite translate in the retelling. But what if we didn’t have to try and describe it, because we were all there? What if we all created one gloriously memorable moment together... one moment that that we are scientifically guaranteed to remember?
We have done the research, we know exactly what it takes, and with your help we will make that moment happen! You Had To Be There is a hilarious celebration of shit stories and the joy of telling them.
Uncanny Theatre is the creative partnership of Total Theatre Award-winner Matt Rogers and comedy practitioner Natalie Bellingham, they make comedy theatre that is playfully absurd, visually arresting and gloriously low-tech.
Venue: Creation Space'