Live Dates: 17th July
Invitation from David Prescott, Artistic Associate at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
I am delighted the Theatre Royal Plymouth is able to bring you the South-West leg of Improbable Theatre’s Devoted & Disgruntled Roadshow, as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the four year Cultural Olympiad. I found this day long event encourages some of the most exciting, surprising and thought provoking conversations about something that is so central to the cultural well-being of this nation. Theatre.
In a time when we are all experiencing a tightening of our belts and a reduction of funding for the arts, are you satisfied with what’s on offer in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall & Somerset? As I go around this varied and wide-spread region, I see work that often has a regional identity and spirit which, whether deliberately or subconsciously, connects to other people’s stories and experiences in the South West.
Is theatre in the South-West thriving ?
Is there more that binds us than separates us ?
What would you like to see in say Truro, Barnstaple, Exeter, Taunton, Torquay and Plymouth ?
Do you feel cut off from the national scene ?
Is there enough opportunity to join in ?
Should there be more local performance and site-specific based work ?
Do the bigger theatre venues get too much focus and resource ?
In what will be a herculean task, Improbable will be visiting twenty locations around the UK, to give everyone a chance to voice their thoughts and feelings, hopes and passions about theatre in today’s ever changing landscape.
Whether you’re a theatre-goer or theatre-maker, educator or student, we’d like to hear what you have to say. Professional and amateur, we want you all in the same room.
This, I hope, is just the proverbial dipping of the toe before a really enjoyable swim in theatrical waters. You are warmly invited to come along and join us.
Theatre Royal Plymouth
David Prescott, david.prescott [at] theatreroyal.com |