The Architects - The Biscuit Factory
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
THE Architects will now continue its run at The Biscuit Factory until February 2, 2013.
Previously Posted: SHUNT is presenting The Architects, a new work inspired by the Labyrinth and the horror it contains, at The Biscuit Factory – from December 4, 2012 (previews from November 27) to January 6, 2013.
Tapping into tales of modern and Ancient Greece, Shunt will use the contemporary resonance of the Minotaur myth to map out a labyrinth in a South East London warehouse.
In the custard halls of the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, the walls are smeared with history: the history of mass producing biscuits. Shunt have taken the extraordinary liberty to extend this history to ancient Greece.
This wildly disorientating performance chases the tail of myths, memory and misanthropy; and the vague hope that amongst you there might also be a hero.
Shunt are a collective of artists creating and curating live performance in unusual locations within London. Their aim is to to challenge the model of the single author. Past projects include Money (Bermondsey Street Warehouse), Tropicana and Amato Saltone (London Bridge Vaults), and The Ballad of Bobby Francois and Dance Bear Dance (Bethnal Green Arches alongside the legendary shunt lounge at London Bridge).
Shunt have been awarded the Total Theatre Award in 2000, the Time Out Live Award in 2003, and the Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2003 and 2005.
The Architects, currently in development, is suitable for ages 16+.
Tickets: Previews: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday: £10; Friday and Saturday: £15. Then Tuesday to Thursday: £20; Friday and Saturday £25 – available from the National Theatre on 020 7452 3000 or online at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
Times: Tuesday to Saturday arrive 7pm for 8pm; Saturday matinees arrive 2pm for 3pm; Sunday arrive 12pm for 1pm and 5pm for 6pm.
V22 workspace, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG