Outdoor Theatre – Silence

Burning Wheel

On Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August at 9pm, Newbury’s Market Place will play stage to Polish outdoor theatre company Teatr Biuro Podróży and their production Silence, as part of the latest FREE event from the Corn Exchange Newbury’s exciting outdoor arts programme.

Using physical theatre, stilts, fire, puppetry and haunting music, Silence tells the topical and dramatic story of refugees and migrants caught up in a spiral of war, clinging to dreams of escape.

Founded in 1988, Teatr Biuro Podróży are one of the world’s leading outdoor company’s, famed for the legendary street theatre production Carmen Funebre, which explored the impact of war on civilians.

Following a successful premiere at the highly respected Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, the hard-hitting sequel to Carmen Funebre, Silence, takes a different approach to themes of war and explores the resulting displacement of people.

Burning Building

Starting at 9pm in the Market Place, Newbury, on both Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August, this production is designed for adult audiences and has a recommended age guide of 14+. Strobe lighting is also used within the production.

To share your own experiences of the event on social media or to watch the performance unfolding, use the hashtag #SilenceNewbury.

Silence is co-commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Freedom Festival and Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Supported by City of Poznań and the Foyle Foundation. In association with MSL Projects.

The Corn Exchange’s outdoor arts programme and unique, dedicated outdoor arts creation space, 101, brings companies from across the globe to Newbury to develop and perform new work.

For more events in the local area visit www.eatdrinkgreatevents.com/events

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