China Plate presents Inspector Sands’…
The Almeida Festival, Almeida Theatre, London: 5-8th and 13-14th July
“Inspector Sands keep you on your toes from the very first moment to the last. They are brilliant and reckless, precise and inventive, intelligent and frank. They are kaleidoscopic creators. Don’t miss them!”
New York Theatre Guide
“We are all cogs in a vast and complicated machine. It may turn out to be an infernal machine which could blow us all to smithereens.”
Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge, Mass Observation: Britain (1938)
Coronation Day, 1937: A young woman stumbles into a revolutionary rally aimed at shaking up British society and falls instantly in love.
Jubilee Weekend, 2012: A young man with a terrible hangover is stranded in an old people’s home and loses reception.
Two cogs in the machine, a generation apart, come loose.
The new show from award-winning Inspector Sands examines 95 years gone by in a flash and an afternoon that lasts an eternity.
“Mass Observation is a piece that we have been researching and flirting with for some time and we’re delighted to be working with the Almeida, to have this opportunity to develop and present it as part of their experimental summer festival. Its a leap forward for us – to be making a piece for this scale of space and the broader audience that the Almeida has. It’s a significant moment in the evolution of Inspector Sands and we’re really keen to see what you think of the show so far!”
Lucinka Eisler, Giulia Innocenti and Ben Lewis, Inspector Sands
Created by Inspector Sands and Lu Kemp. Text by Ben Lewis. Directed by Lu Kemp, Designed by Jamie Vartan, Lighting Design by Hansjorg Schmidt, Sound Design byElena Pena and Video Design by Andrzej Goulding; performed by Lucinka Eisler, Stephen Harper, Giulia Innocenti, Amanda Lawrence and Ben Lewis. Produced by China Plate.
There are only 7 opportunities to see it so book soon!
Islington, London, N1 1TA
5-8th July & 13-14th July, 7.30pm (Sat matinee 3pm, 14th July)
To book visit: www.almeida.co.uk or call 020 7359 4404
Winner’s of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2009 and the Guardian’s Pick of the Festival ’for turning anxiety into an art-form’, Inspector Sands’ hit shows Hysteria and If That’s All There Is have toured extensively in the UK and internationally. For more information about Inspector Sands please visit: www.inspectorsands.com / @Inspector_Sands / #MassObs
Mass Observation is commissioned by the Almeida Theatre and the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. Supported by The Corn Exchange Newbury. Developed with support from The Darkroom, Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, National Theatre Studio, Ovalhouse and Battersea Arts Centre. With thanks to Shoreditch Town Hall, The Michael Croft Theatre and the Mass Observation Archive. Supported by the Arts Council England.