5 - 7 May

THE MAN WHO FLEW INTO SPACE FROM HIS APARTMENT

Michael Pinchbeck From Nottingham

AT Battersea Arts Centre

6:45pm and 8:15pm
Price: £8, £6 concs



'Genuinely gripping’ A Younger Theatre

'A terrific theatre-maker’ Lyn Gardner, Guardian


The first thing to do if you ever find yourself expelled into the vacuum of space is exhale.

An immersive slideshow inspired by an installation by Russian artist Ilya Kabakov. A guest performer follows instructions on headphones that they have never heard before in front of 10 people.

The performance explores what it's like to escape, making a journey like Kabakov, between east and west, flying and falling, attempt and failure. Outer space meets the theatre space as the journey of the man who flew into space from his apartment collides with that of the guest performer, taking a leap of faith and heading into the unknown.
 

Running Time: 30 mins
Age Guidance: 12+

 

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Michael Pinchbeck is a writer, theatre maker and dramaturg. He writes plays and tours devised work nationally and internationally. He has been selected for the British Council Showcase three times and his most recent performance, Bolero, is currently touring Kosovo.

PROGRAMMER'S NOTE

An intimate, contemplative gem for 10 people at a time, exploring failure, freedom, death and hope. Pinchbeck sets the scene for a top-notch list of guest performers with his usual attention to detail, beautiful aesthetics and evocative writing.

CREATIVITY IN NOTTINGHAM

Nottingham is home to theatres, galleries and live art events like Hatch and Little Wolf Parade. Nottingham Playhouse runs NEAT festival every two years. Michael is based at Primary, an artists’ studio in a Victorian school building, where he made this show.

BOOKING DETAILS

Group offer: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free

Multibuy offer: Book for 3 or more shows at Battersea Arts Centre to save yourself 20% 

Battersea Arts Centre
Box Office 0207 223 2223
bac.org.uk

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London, SW11 5TN

We regret that this performance is not wheelchair accessible. We are improving access around our building, but our lift will be out of action during these works. 

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