Und: Tea, Torchlight and Total Theatre @ BUILDING 3

Venue: Paintworks Event Space

One woman. A derelict building. A tea tray. She waits. She pours. She sips. She waits. She pauses. He calls…
9th - 13th February

Wed 9th & Thurs 10th February @ 8pm | Fri 11th & Sat 12th @ 6.30 pm & 9pm | Sun 13th @ 7pm.

90 mins, no interval. Please bring warm winter clothing & shoes, plus a torch.

For 7 special performances only, The Mechanical Animal Corporation presents an extraordinary site-based performance of Howard Barker's Und.  Alone, Und waits for an unnamed figure engaged in unspecified wartime activity. Taking place in the dark expanse of an industrial warehouse, Und thrusts its audience headlong into the bewitching mind games behind one woman’s desperate expectation. This play is an intense, often comic exploration of solitude and hope, a study of the dynamics between eroticism and terror. Performed by torchlight with a live soundscape, Und immerses its audience in the experience of fanatical conviction and restless impulse.

Howard Barker is renowned as one of Britain’s most skilled and prolific playwrights. Over the last 40 years has developed a unique practice of tragic performance, the Theatre of Catastrophe, one of the most innovative new forms in British theatre.

“Howard Barker packs more into the slenderest play than most playwrights manage in an epic.” (The Guardian).

“Britain’s greatest living dramatist” (The Times).

Barker was described as “the Shakespeare of our age” by playwright Sarah Kane.

Tickets: Tobacco Factory Theatre, 0117 902 0344 / tickets(at)tobaccofactory.com / www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com  

Full price: £10. Concs: £8.

The Mechanical Animal Corporation is a performance company new to the Bristol scene. We look to create site-responsive performance, theatre based on raw encounters with language, and performance engaging with evolutionary biology.

Director: Tom Bailey / Producer: Katie Dunn / Performer: Annette Chown / Sound design: Seth Guy & Matt Chilton. Press contact:  K8tdunn@hotmail.com / 07784716293   (Katie Dunn, Producer)