Karaoke – Sleepwalk Collective

When:
1st March 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
2015-03-01T17:00:00+00:00
2015-03-01T18:15:00+00:00

KARAOKE A - cropped (photo credit - Alessia Bombaci)

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

“It
 shares
 with
 the 
best
 pieces 
of
 music
 that
 extraordinary, 
slippery
 ability 
to 
completely
 alter 
the 
mood 
of
 its 
audience. 
And
 as 
with
 songs,
 it’s
 impossible 
to 
pin
 down 
exactly
 what
 it
 is 
that’s
 so
 powerful.
 Somewhere 
between 
the
 deadpan 
delivery
 and 
the 
low
 hum 
of
 background 
music,
 between
 the
 coloured
 lights
 and 
the
 cloud
 of
 mist
 that
 cloaks 
the
 stage,
 the
 show
 takes 
hold 
and
 won’t 
let 
go”

 ‐
 Catherine
 Love

“Verging on transcendent” Dan Hutton

“Fluent visual and verbal poetry….pulsing with a weird insistent life” The Scotsman

“Innovative, thoughtful and experimental” * * * * Everything Theatre

“FUUUUUCK KARAOKE’S BRILLIANT” – Megan Vaughan

Age guidance: 14+

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

Supported by  Battersea Arts Centre, Residence Bristol, Azala espacio de creación, and TAE Vitoria‐Gasteiz and Instituto Exepare

Sleepwalk
 Collective
 is
 an
 award‐winning
 live‐art
 and
 experimental
 theatre
 group
 creating
 fragile,
 nocturnal
 performance 
experiences
 between 
the
 UK 
and
 Spain.



www.sleepwalkcollective.com
@Sleepw_lk

There is a very limited capacity so to reserve a ticket please email boxoffice@slunglow.org with the number of tickets you wish to reserve and a contact telephone number.

Tickets will be “Pay What You Decide” which means you will pay the company AFTER the show.

 

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