We think we've found a space. Near Old Street Station - and it's big! We will be able to create a full on DIRTY MARKET experience!
'I want us to talk; I have concerns I want to share with you. Important... information. There's no such thing as magic. People use it to explain things the more rational, enquiring mind would never settle for. It's lazy, ignorant. Belief in it may corrode your thinking, blunt your true vision, fill your head with so much nonsense you'll find yourself lost. You'll lose sight of reality...'
A husband searches for his wife, she searches for their missing son, and the child ventures ever deeper into the forest... this is a dangerous place. You have to pay attention not to end up here. This is Oxbow lakes.
Scratch performance March 2013 as part of the Sprint Festival at Camden People's Theatre.
Well done to all our workshoppers for a fantastic performance at Ovalhouse on Sunday.
We are running another ROUGH CLASSICS workshop in the Autumn. This is open to anyone who has some performance experience, professional,
amateur, or just a few classes! But places are limited, so if you are interested please get in contact ASAP.
R O U G H C L A S S I C S
The Good Person of Szechwan by Brecht
Thursday evenings 7.30 - 10.30
4th October - 6th December
Course costs £150 full price
Location: In our Camberwell studio SE5
This ten session workshop investigates a single classic text in depth -
this workshop, Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan. We explore the world
of the play including character and context, and discover playful
approaches to bring the text to life. There will be an informal sharing
to an invited audience in the final session.
The result will be an exciting and personal response to the text made by the group.
For more details, or to book your place, email us at: email@example.com
(direct email from contact page)
When will I know when I've grown up?
What does revolution mean to me?
Earth. Lemons. Blood. Memories...
1967. A compound. Somewhere in the jungle... In the hideaway house of a rebel leader's family, we enter a world of rituals and secrets. A stranger knocks on the door and a revolution is born.
BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES is about a generation living under the shadow of legacies and big ideas... BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES is about children who revolt. BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES is about us.
"Dirty Market are theatre magpies, who make performances out of stuff that's normally thrown away. This fast-rising ensemble behind BACCHAEFUL (Time Out Critic's Choice) and SOMETHING ABOUT YOU MAKES ME WANT TO HURT YOU makes underground, scratchy work that transforms space and takes audiences on surprising, visceral journeys.
Used to making work in crumbling chapels and old abattoirs, Dirty Market have now been let loose on Ovalhouse's malleable downstairs space."
6th - 23rd June Tues - Sat 7.45pm
Preview 6th June
Box Office: 02075827680ovalhouse.com
The full version of BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES has been commissioned by Ovalhouse and will be presented in June 2012 as part of their OUTLAWS season.
In the ramshackle, hideaway house of a rebel leader's family, we enter a world of rituals and secrets. Daddy has long since gone; lost in the jungle on a dangerous mission. His wife and children crave his return, and their waiting games have taken a sinister twist. When a stranger knocks on their door, a revolution is born.
Be Good Revolutionaries is a darkly comic piece about us – a generation living under the shadow of legacies and big ideas... It challenges us to wake up, take charge of ourselves and realise, it’s up to us to change an unjust world.
Supported by the Unity Theatre Trust
Here are a few stills from our work-in-progress showing at Ovalhouse in March.
And from your feedback...
Somethings you remembered:
- "guerilla 'wierd' drill"
- "the bit where the revolutionary guy tells his story of how the girl died... scary!"
- "being given an apple."
Somethings you enjoyed / loved:
- "I loved the twisted, dark elements of an extreme belief in righting wrongs"
- "The mystery of the father. The wierdness of it all."
- "I loved the musician."
Somethings you would change / develop:
- "The girl who had been shot. She was intriguing and spooky."
- "The ghost haunting the soldier."
Things that you wanted to see happen in part two:
- "Forming / splitting allegencies. To see them fall apart. See the love between the family, not only this powerful sense of twisted duty."
- "I don't think I want them to leave their haven. The 'real' world should come to them."
B E G O O D R E V O L U T I O N A R I E S
8th, 9th & 10th MARCH 2012
We're working on a new piece called Be Good Revolutionaries. It's an Ovalhouse FiRST BiTES commission being created for their exciting If Only... season.
This is a work-in-progress performance.For tickets and info about the If Only... season:www.ovalhouse.com
D I G I T A L D I R T Y M A R K E T
Jake Orr, founder of A Younger Theatre, is collaborating with Dirty Market to make a digital investigation of a rehearsal process.
So, if you fancy a behind-the-scenes look at how we create our work, be sure to follow our BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES rehearsals
on:www.digitaldirtymarket.tumblr.comand for weekly updates go to:www.ayoungertheatre.com
In the ramshackle, hideaway house of a rebel leader’s family, we enter a world of memories, rituals and secrets. You are invited to share in an intimate family ceremony; a night offering up surprising truths and powerful secrets.