…simply one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in ages. Consummately made, the show entertains, informs and charms in a way few others can or will. Innovative, entertaining and accessible – if only more contemporary performance were like this.
Dean Gibbons and the Knowledge of Death or ‘The Day after Yesterday’
An irreversible and chaotic shift in the world’s climate system is already under way. A shadowy cabal of the global elite conspires to bring about a drastic solution. An eminent primatologist demonstrates the remarkable abilities of a newly discovered & species - the Giant Mountain Bonobo.
Based on the claims of evolutionary psychology and set amidst the twin threats of Peak Oil and Climate Change, this show combines expert physical theatre, delicate puppetry, a blisteringly fact-packed text and striking visual effects in a darkly comic and provocative work of social-science-fiction.
Performed and devised by Silvia Mercuriali (Rotozaza) and Matt Rudkin, with direction by David Woods (Ridiculusmus).
Now taking bookings for autumn/winter tour 2010.
Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Basement Arts.
Inconvenient Spoof is a new collaboration between Silvia Mercuriali and Matt Rudkin that combines their considerable experience in physical theatre, live art, street theatre and puppetry to create lyrical, visual theatre infusing with absurdist leanings, experimental inclinations and a playful joie de vivre.