Lookout

Andy Field

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Created in collaboration with children from Sefton Park Junior School, Lookout is a one-to-one encounter between one adult audience member and one child performer taking place somewhere high up overlooking their city.

Together performer and audience member look out at the city they see before them and imagine what it may look like in the future. Through their quiet conversation they consider architecture and urban planning, technology and futurology, natural disasters and science fictions. In the process a space is created for an exchange between two people who might not normally meet, about a future they may or may not share.

Lookout is an attempt to consider big questions in a small way. Developed through a series of workshops with local children, each new version of the piece is unique to the city it is created in and the people who call that place home.

A hugely important and timely participatory piece that managed to achieve both a sense of the epic and the intimate.

Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director of the Arches, Glasgow

small, simple but hugely evocative

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, on Motor Vehicle Sundown

A strikingly simple but wonderful piece.

Jake Orr, A Younger Theatre on Zilla

small vignettes of poignant absurdity that are as vivid and well-observed when read, imagined and stashed away in your pocket, as they might become on the tube carriage, staged for real.

Maggie Gray, This Is Tomorrow, on The Incidental Plays

 

Commissioned by The Arches, caravan, MAYK, Cambridge Junction, Contact, and Unicorn Theatre.  Supported by Arts Council England.

Venue
Brandon Hill
Start Date
May 21, 2016
End Date
May 22, 2016
Time
11am-4pm
Price
£7/£5
Running Time
30 mins
Age Guidance
15+
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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