Following on from our experimental process on An Ornery Tale - where digital projection was integral to the play’s grotesque beauty - we are delighted to unveil our plans to not only revive The Spoils (first produced in Edinburgh Festival in 2007), but to further its development in a major Knowledge Transfer Research Project in partnership with Rose Bruford College and our long-time associates at NXT (New Cross Theatre) – all part of our ongoing exploration of the technological advances in theatre practice and ‘simultaneous performance’.
The first stage of this year-long project will be a series of special one-off performances of the play over the summer – this time with Paul Englishby’s wonderful music played live.
We have been invited to perform at a short European festival hosted by a fabulous new venue in the heart of Spain - the Sala El Granero (Granary Theatre) in Villanueva de la Jara, Cuenca.
This will prove an exciting prelude to The Spoils (or El Botín – as our Spanish hosts would say) finally reaching London in September to participate in Arcola Opera’s “Grimeborn” Festival at the Arcola Theatre, London.
We also have a sneak preview for the curious among you at Rose Bruford in a few short weeks.
And for those who cannot join us at any of these venues, we hope to have some exciting news about the ‘live streaming’ of these events very soon.
And, of course, we’ll keep you regularly updated over the next months on the progress of our most ambitious venture so far …