LAStheatre are proud to announce that our new show The Rascally Diner is part of the Without Walls 2020 programme.
Without Walls is a consortium of festivals and organisations dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector, promoting artistic excellence and supporting innovative new work for the benefit of artists and audiences.
The Without Walls 2020 Programme features a diverse range of projects, from internationally renowned artists to young upcoming companies. The works span many art forms and genres, pushing the boundary of what outdoor arts can be and reflecting the times we live in. Many of the projects have been adapted thematically and practically to the context of Covid-19 and are designed to thrill, provoke and entertain audiences across the country.
The programme was finalised before the Covid-19 lockdown, with the intention that the projects would be presented at Without Walls partner festivals from May to September 2020. The lockdown has interrupted the plans of all the artists, and Without Walls has prioritised supporting them to complete their rehearsal plans wherever possible. Each artist will be given a platform to showcase their ambitious projects, either in 2020 or 2021, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Without Walls 2020 programme includes:
Arrivals + Departures by Yara and Davina: A public artwork about birth, death and the journey in between. The public is invited to share the names of those who have arrived and departed, on live boards, to acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate.
Community Chest by Matthew Harrison: Venture into this giant, mysterious wooden chest for a treasure hunting, puzzle-solving, interactive and immersive escape game experience for people of all ages and abilities to play together.
FeelPlay by Christopher Green: An interactive experience that explores our relationship with modern ‘wellness’ initiatives though inventive participation and ironic dark humour.
Future Cargo by Requardt & Rosenberg: A truck arrives from a distant planet loaded with a mystery shipment. AT LAST! What all those movies promised. A contemporary sci-fi dance show from the makers of Electric Hotel and Motor Show. A strange outdoor spectacle for a headphone-wearing audience.
In Memoriam by Luke Jerram: A new installation created as a temporary memorial to those we have lost during the Covid19 pandemic and also in tribute to NHS staff and key workers.
IRMÃ-sister by DAMAEDANCE: An exhilarating dance duet that is a cutting-edge exploration of the beauty and challenges of women’s relationships, looking at how they affect and shape the way we perceive ourselves and our environment.
MEarth Mothers by Beady Eye: A trio of climate clowns that dance, sing and perform shamanic rituals in astounding costumes. They dare to ask the big questions: why are we wrecking the world and what are we going to do about it?
Roll Play by Simple Cypher: A Hip-Hop and Circus show that combines explosive tricks and artful dexterity on a cyr wheel with thought-provoking storytelling.
The Rascally Diner by LAStheatre: A fun-filled, messy performance about food and our enjoyment of it. Take part in a ridiculous masterclass in how to transform nutritious ingredients into diabolical creations and hear this tale of dastardly desserts.
There Should be Unicorns by Middle Child Theatre: A gig-theatre family show about a young girl who sets out to change the world, armed only with a BMX and an unshakeable belief in unicorns.
TOAST by Pif Paf: An ambitious beautiful, growing, communal celebration of food, song, story, dance and fire. It happens on and around an ever-moving mobile kitchen cart, hosted by three cooking, storytelling musicians.
Up My Street by The Cultural Assembly: an immersive augmented reality performance trail, experienced through a smartphone and headphones that transports you into a world surrounded by giant graffiti all accompanied by the music of world champion beatboxer, Bellatrix.
What Happened to You? By Nikki Charlesworth: A show for the whole family that explores our preconceptions about disability in a playful and humorous way. Laugh and cry as you follow three raggedy puppets, and their puppeteers, overcome a mountain of challenges trying to get through the day.
WHY? by Gravity and Levity: A re-imagining of a 2005 vertical dance duet, this thrilling performance explores themes of mortality, set to a haunting score of spoken word from award-winning writer Ed Harris. The show is performed by the original cast, exploring conversations around ageing and athleticism.
The Rascally Diner is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Just So Festival. Further support from artsdepot and Arts Council England.