A DARK AND CONTROVERSIAL NEW WORK OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEATRE ABOUT POLLUTION.
Sheffield’s own unique cult of anarcho-nihilistic, political theatre makers – Doppelgangster – bring a very special performance work to the SHU Performance Lab stage for Off-the-Shelf Festival 2019. This spellbinding juggernaut features violent comic riffs, rapid-fire physical spectacles, an exceptional young ensemble, and a collection of new and appropriated texts ranging from raging panic to doom-laden rituals.
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#radical #activist #spectacle
Created & Directed by Doppelgangster’s Dr Tom Payne & Tobias Manderson-Galvin; with experimental choreographer Sarah Lamb, and an anarchic score from Jules Pascoe (JAZZPARTY).
Devised with and performed by SHU Performance Lab’s Company 19
Presented in association with Sheffield Hallam University – Department of Stage & Screen.
Delivered as part of Off The Shelf Festival 2019
CHOKE ME is a new experimental performance that has been commissioned by the Department of Humanities especially for Off the Shelf Festival of Words. It features young artists from all years of the BA (hons) degree in Performance for Stage & Screen at Sheffield Hallam University.
Tom Flanagan (Technical Manager)
Senior Technician, Stage & Screen, Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University.
Ben Woodhead (Lighting Technician)
Theatre Technician for Stage & Screen in the Department of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University.
Kiera Rhodes (Stage Manager)
Graduate BA (Hon) Performance for Stage & Screen at Sheffield Hallam University. Credits include projects by Bryan McCormack, Doppelgangster.
Melanie Hopkins (Assistant Producer)
Graduate BA (Hon) Performance for Stage & Screen at Sheffield Hallam University. Produced SOSFest 2019.
Department of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University, Malika Sykes and Sheffield Theatres, Off the Shelf Festival of Words, Niamh Downing, Ashley Barnes, Camilla Prince, Jon Drabble, and colleagues in Stage and Screen.
Premiere Season Oct 23-26, 2019
Duration 60 minutes
Venue Performance Lab
Location Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ
All Photography on this website is by Becky Payne.
Videos of the performance unless otherwise credited are by Open House Pictures.