SIGNAL FIRES – This weekend
Sat 31st Oct and Sun 1st Nov in Portrush. LIVE from your street….
In October and November, fires will light up across the UK with storytellers and audiences sharing in one of the original forms of theatre. The fires will signal the vibrancy of touring theatre, and the threat our industry continues to face.
Big Telly is thrilled to be involved along with these other amazing companies: – 45North, Arcade, Beyond Face, Boundless, Eastern Angles, English Touring Theatre, Fen in association with Out of Joint, Fuel, Graeae, Headlong, Kestrel Theatre Company, Kneehigh, Macha Productions, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, New Perspectives, Pentabus, Pilot, Paines Plough, SBC Theatre, Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Slung Low, Spare Tyre, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Yellow Earth Theatre (with more to be announced).
From spectacular bonfires to digital blazes; the nation’s leading touring theatre companies will present a series of theatrical events at locations across the UK in celebration of our fundamental need to tell stories.
The companies will be working with hundreds of UK freelancers. Each fire will span different disciplines reflecting the breadth and diversity of the touring circuit. All fires will be presented outdoors in front of socially distanced live audiences, or digitally for those who are shielding or currently unable to travel.
This Halloween… RIGHT UP YOUR STREET – This is a live action piece of game-theatre played by entire streets, with everyone in their own homes, working together to make the story come alive. Residents stay in touch via WhatsApp, exchanging vital information about suspicious activity glimpsed through their windows, or wrongs that they can help put right. No one knows everything and so residents work together, guided by actors to piece together a story, using a system of codes involving flashing lights, twitching curtains and hidden signs. You can answer the doorbell, you can check the letterbox but you cannot leave your house.
Can your street complete the mission? Get in touch now to find out more and register your interest – text your name and street to 07551044402. This is a FREE event.