I am very pleased to announce that I'll be performing in a new piece by Penelope Dimand, The Blue Blouse, for one of the theatre companies I admire most, The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor*.
Inspired by Russian propaganda theatre, The Blue Blouse will be performed at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury. Book here.
*For those of you interested in the name of the theatre company, it is inspired by The Factory of the Eccentric Actor or FACTORY OF ECCENTRICITY (FEKS), the creative association which existed in Petrograd (Leningrad) from 1922-26. The aesthetic programme of the Factory of Eccentricity stood close to the ideas of the Leftist Arts Front, Meyerhold and Mayakovsky. It "publicised "the lowest" art forms: music hall, circus, show, while appealing for the electrification and mechanization of theatrical productions." It "combined the training of actors with collective artistic production in theatre and film. The FEKS group perceived Eccentrism as a new direction within the avant-garde that sought to find a place between Futurism, Surrealism and Dada."