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New Foo! Our new show is underway...

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So where can you catch us....

There a 3 opportunities to come for a peek throughout the Research & Development of the Show....

Friday 5th June

DEparture Check-In
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

7pm - 10pm

We will be taking over one of Attenborough Arts Centre's spaces for the evening to host a guided tour of our brains mid devising process!
This is part of the In Good Company Associates: Scratch That Itch ...line up includes La Pelle's Factory, Nonsuch Theatre, Spiltmilk.
The festival is on not just all day but ALL weekend so why not make a theatre retreat of it!


TO BOOK: CLICK

 

Tuesday 21st July

Lincoln Drill Hall

at 7.30pm

You can also join us for an informal sharing event at the Lincoln Drill Hall to find out what we've discovered in our research and development process.


Check it out - Click HERE

 

Friday 24th July

DEparture Festival 15, Derby Theatre

'Unfinished Business'
at 4.30pm


We will be stepping forward at the end of our research and development process, unfinished and unpolished with a live 'scrapbook' of ideas ready to share. This super exclusive V.I.P Sharing is part of DEparture Lounge '15, individual performance tickets are SOLD OUT and the only way in is with a day / weekend pass for the festival... But there is so much wonderful stuff happening we are just one of the many reason to make a day or even a weekend of it!


Click HERE to book!
 

Big THANKS!...

...to the following partners for making this project possible..


Arts Council England
 

Commissioning Partners...


In Good Company

The Castle, Wellingborough

DANCE4

Lincoln Drill Hall

 

Supporting Partners...


mac, Birmingham

Derby Museums

 

See ya soon!..

love Foo x 

The year of the suitcase continues...

This time we've exchanged our suitcases for a rucksack and packed imagining we are leaving home, emigrating and not coming back!..

 

You may be thinking why Foo's why??? Well Foo-sters it all in aid of a new piece of work...



'The Grandad Project'

 

We (Beth & Kate) have more in common than making theatre together, we also curiously share a very similar, unknown heritage...our mysterious Irish Grandads....

 
To kick off the research and development of this new Foo show, we began with a trip to Ireland to retrace, in reverse, the steps our Grandads took when emigrating to England.
So 1 hike, 1 bus, 3 trains, 1 more bus and 13 hours later we stepped foot on a new land, Ireland...the land of the Grandfather and began a journey into heritage, home and to find what of this place is part of us...

The creation process so far...

Phase One...


We landed from Ireland and headed to Derby Museums for a fascinating week looking at the Art of Curation and 'Built A Grandad' with the help of museum visitors...
We packed our bags AGAIN and headed for mac Birmingham for a brilliant 2 weeks residency full of deep discussions, ridiculous improvisations, moments of banging heads against walls, bubbling ideas and wonderful clarity...

We began working with our first ever Writing Mentor Nick Walker and first ever Dramaturg Sue Buckmaster thanks to In Good Company...

We've had a day getting digital with Barret Hodgson of Vent Media at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham... (Thanks to gorgeous Lakeside for having us!)

...And finally ended Phase One in the familiar surroundings of Derby Theatre's Green Lane rehearsal rooms looking at different structures and settings for the work.

Where Next?.. 


Phase Two kicks of with another suitcase packed and two weeks residency at The Castle, Wellingborough followed by a week in Nottingham at DANCE4...

 
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