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Gate Theatre - The Gate Outdoors

Susurrus

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

Gate Outdoors is a summer festival of contemporary theatre throughout London.

Etiquette, a Rotozaza production presented by Gate Theatre at Gail’s Café, 138 Portobello Rd, London, W11 2DZ – from July 19 to July 30, 2010 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm).

An intimate experience for two people in a public space.

There is no one watching – other people in the café have no idea what is happening. Instructions delivered via headphones tell you what to say to each other, or to use one of the objects positioned on your table.

In this private performance, the magic of theatre is at your fingertips – all you need do is listen and follow the instructions given.

Susurrus, presented by the Gate Theatre in association with Opera Holland Park in Holland Park Gardens, Stable Yard, Holland Park, London, W8 6LU – from July 19 to August 1, 2010.

A play without actors, without a stage and with only one person in the audience.

Part radio play, part avant-garde sonic art, part lesson in bird dissection and part stroll in the park.

The listener hears snippets about opera, memorial benches and botany which fit together into a mournful and poignant story of love and loss which, according to The List, is “a sensual reinterpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a contemporary edge.”

Domini Public, presented by the Gate Theatre in association with the National Theatre in the Square Outside the National Theatre, Southbank, SE1 9PX – from July 20 to July 25, 2010.

A group of people gather in a public space making simple responses to seemingly innocent questions received over their headphones. But what starts off looking like a 3D survey brought to life transforms into a gripping narrative with a cast of over a hundred.

Domini Public has been wowing audiences all over the world since Roger Bernat created it in 2008. This is the first opportunity for a British audience to experience the work of this internationally acclaimed Catalan artist.

Times: Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm and 9.30pm, Saturday at 1pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm, Sunday at 1pm.

The Knowledge Emporium, presented by the Gate Theatre and Slung Low somewhere in Notting Hill – part of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s In Transit Festival – from July 30 to August 1, 2010 (Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 5pm).

Join us on a walk-about journey from the Gate Theatre through the streets of Notting Hill to discover and share the hidden stories contained within our community, ending up at a sweet shop like no other, The Knowledge Emporium.

No money is needed here for your penny chews and humbugs, just a little piece of your knowledge to add to the ‘Big Book of Everything That We Know’.

The Knowledge Emporium will appear in Notting Hill to gather your stories from July 19 to August 1. If you’d like drop by to share the one thing that you know, find out where it will be at www.gatetheatre.co.uk/participate.aspx