Unexploded Ordnances

Unexploded Ordnances

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

Overview

The stage features a round table, doomsday images projected on a screen, echoing the War Room in Stanley Kubrick’s film. In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and spirit-lifting humour.

Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances (bombs and weapons) as a metaphor for the unexplored potential of older people and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.

Part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape

Age guidance 16+

17 May 2018
BSL-interpreted performance

Critic reviews

Internationally celebrated for their off-kilter, satirical and queer performance pieces.

Exeunt Magazine

This two-hander draws the audience right into the action in a surreal yet moving look at mortality

The Guardian

Thought-provoking debate on ageing and unexplored potential from innovative New York feminist theatre collective

The Stage

Collaborative, curious and leaves you with a glow

Londonist

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 15 May - Fri 19 May 2018, 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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