6-17 August (not 11) 8pm
Drill Hall Studio
Catatonically deadpan, gratuitously vapid and gleefully strung out, Karaoke is a performance about love and rockets for 2 performers and an autocue. Playing out as an actual karaoke, the text and action read off of a screen and projected up for all the audience to see, the show is an exercise in anti‐theatricality that’s either brazenly cynical or pathetically honest depending on how you want to look at it. There will be an awkward kind of chemistry. A narcotic kind of grace. And when the chorus kicks in we can all sing along with it…
Karaoke follows the company’s critically acclaimed Amusements as the middle part of Lost In The Funhouse, a loosely connected trilogy of performances about pleasure and boredom in this the adolescent decade of the 21st Century.
[Like] looking into a fun‐house mirror, with the way it takes what you know then stretches and bends it, giving yourself back to you like some distressing and fascinating gift
A Younger Theatre
Verging on transcendent
Created by Sleepwalk Collective
Performed by iara Solano Arana and Sammy Metcalfe
Text and Music by Sammy Metcalfe
Design by iara Solano Arana
Lights by David Alcorta
Created with the support of Battersea Arts Centre, Residence Bristol, Azala espacio de creación, and TAE Vitoria‐Gasteiz.
Tags: Forest Fringe 14