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Globaleyes 2013 - The Rayne Theatre

Globaleyes 2013

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

GLOBALEYES 2013, a passionate, emotive and vibrant show first performed in 2002 and now reimagined for its 2013 return to Chickenshed, runs at The Rayne Theatre from March 8 to March 17.

This contemporary physical theatre piece deals with issues surrounding globalisation, taking the subjects of the abuse of human rights, poverty, slave labour and the exploitation of power and environmental problems and encouraging us to reconsider the importance of community in today’s ever changing world.

Globaleyes 2013 is performed by Chickenshed’s company members who are joined on stage by 200 Chickenshed students aged 16+, and members of Chickenshed’s adult theatre group.

This mainhouse production also acts as part of Chickenshed’s students training and development as they work alongside the Company’s professional cast to create a breath-taking performance.

The story weaves a tale of unerring passion for the beauty of life against the cheapening value that society can put on it. The themes within the play still resonate today, some 11 years after it was first performed.

Described as a hugely powerful and thought provoking piece of theatre, Globaleyes 2013 was first performed in 2002 at both Chickenshed’s own theatre and The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio, and subsequently in Edinburgh in 2005.

It received huge acclaim from national press and a glowing review from Anita Roddick from The Body Shop Foundation who had also provided valuable research for the play from her book Take It Personally – How To make Conscious Choices To Change The World.

Speaking about Globaleyes, Dame Anita Roddick said: “Globaleyes is the bravest piece of dance theatre I have ever seen. It was riveting and tense……the audience were frozen in their seats, agape with awe.”

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions. There are a limited number of £5 tickets to under 25’s for each show. ID is required when picking up tickets.

Times: Vary.

For more information or to book visit www.chickenshed.org.uk.