'Under Construction' was an immersive sife-specific performance we created the basement of Trent Park Mansion. We wanted to break down the audience and actor barrier by having the performance entirely on a one-on-one basis.
This performance was an adaptation of Caryl Churchill's piece 'Hotel', performed at Middlesex University. 'Hotel' originally an Opera, presented one our harder challenges as a group, as we decided to transpose the musical layers for physical movement. We kept some of the original intention, asking Churchill's questions such as 'How do you fit thirteen characters in a hotel room?', which meant for a busy, interweaving and eye catching mixture of characters.
As recreation of Steven Berkoff's, 'The Trail', again performed at Middlesex University, we set our part of the show within the eerie world of a machine, a machine that represented the legal justice system, with our chorus being fully manifested hallucinations within Joseph K's imagination.
This was an adaptation of August Strindberg's version of 'Ghost Sonata', where we performed sections of the text that we adapted into a promenade journey through the space. It was an experiential and interactive piece of theatre.