Reclaim Theatre and Meeting Point productions present
Sat 19 Mar 2011 | 8pm - 9.30pm | £3 (pay on door)
In a reaction against the recent funding cuts, a group of the UK’s leading playwrights have joined forces to create a collection of powerful short plays.
Led by Reclaim Theatre and Meeting Point productions, between the 16th and 19th of March, the plays will be performed across the UK and now internationally in theatres, school halls, houses, and anywhere else people can think of.
Follwing the performance at Bristol’s Old Vic on Wednesday 16th, director Emma Callander will be directing staged readings of five of these plays here at the Arches, performed by a stellar cast including Kevin Guthrie, Anne Lacey, Louise Ludgate and Kieran Hurley.
Fragile by David Grieg (Midsummer, The Architect)
Things That Don’t Make Sense by Dennis Kelly (Taking Care of Baby, Orphans)
Whiff Whaff by Jack Thorne (Skins, This is England ’86)
The Fat Man by Anders Lustgarten
Hi Vis by Clara Brennan
Tickets will only be available on the door for £3 (cash only) so early arrival is advised. All proceeds go to the Children’s Poverty Action Group.
For more information visit www.theatreuncut.co.uk
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”