Dido & Aeneas Update!

Research and development successfully completed! Read below for the full story!

Our new show working title: Dido and Aeneas; an adaptation of Virgil’s tragic story from The Aeneid that fuses dance, theatre, and a soundtrack that combines Purcell’s original music with a new electric, industrial soundscape.

The first stage of which was a two week Research and Development period, which took place in September 2015, which included active engagement and participation with Redbridge community youth, which culminated in a public and industry showcase at The Deptford Lounge.

Via a contemporary retelling of this ancient story, we explored cultural intolerance in the 21st century: the conflict between old morals and current attitudes.

Set within a period of industrial change, we experimented with object manipulation, using raw materials to create a visually dynamic performance space and an arresting soundscape.

In association with The Redbridge Drama Centre, and Greenwich Theatre, the aim was to produce the basis for a piece that not only is artistically great but also benefits the communities that we work in.

We held a public and industry sharing where 45 minutes of workshop material was performed by a cast of four alongside members of Redbridge Youth Theatre Workshop. followed by a Q and A session, and a few glasses of prosecco.

Having had a couple of superb meetings with industry, we are delighted to say we achieved our aims and are now in the process of putting together a package to be sent out with a view to touring in Autumn 2016.

Watch this space!

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