The Audit: Proto-type Theater
Date(s) - 24/10/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Proto-type Theater’s lively and fun show that exposes the human cost of corporate greed
The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.
THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern myth) looks at the human cost of the corporate and personal greed that consumes countries – and tells how one nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents. How can a small island nation survive when it is going it alone with economic relationships? (Sound familiar in pre Brexit Britain?)
2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the worst worldwide financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s and THE AUDIT asks if we really weathered the storm? Surrounded by greed and with international finance crashing, we follow a citizen, a country, and gods old and new, as they confront economic crisis and powerlessness. THE AUDIT uses original text, performance, film, animation and specially composed music to inform, entertain and challenge.
In a world where the driving force behind nearly every decision that affects our daily lives is profit THE AUDIT is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and seeks to show that collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.
This lively and fun show is written and directed by Andrew Westerside and devised and performed by Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees. It is Proto-type’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics. A Machine they’re Secretly Building, a ‘smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) thrilled audiences and critics alike and was selected for The British Council Showcase at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. THE AUDIT reunites the team with digital design from Adam York Gregory (‘so seamlessly incorporated into the action it’s almost another performer’ Exeunt) and original music and sound design by Paul J Rogers.
Event Contact Information
Website Address: www.junction.co.uk
Contact Telephone Number: 01223 511 511