LIFT 2014: Pioneering Theatre, Global Stories & Social Change

London International Festival of Theatre, or LIFT because it’s neatly recognized, has an eye fixed for innovation and distinctive areas, so three cheers as a result of a feast of the unusual and the gorgeous, the quirky and difficult is able to unfold in an entire vary of London venues all through June. Global tales might be advised in revolutionary and sudden methods. Find the complete programme here however take a look at our Londony highlights:

Immersive tour: Already underway is an immersive expertise on the Royal Academy, Symphony of a Missing Room. “Using multisensory know-how, invisible dance and whispered phantasm, it leads you on a collective and very private journey by means of the Royal Academy’s private and non-private areas revealing the constructing as by no means earlier than.” Tickets £25, till H June.

Game on a roof: Or maybe you favor a 360 diploma panoramic efficiency on a rooftop automotive park? The cofounder of Shunt, theatre director David Rosenberg and choreographer Frauke Requardt current The Roof and drop you right into a “brutal and unforgiving recreation” sporting headphones and witnessing the “hairtrigger motion of freerunning”. Tickets £24.50-£29.50, 30 May-28 June.

Promenade efficiencyTurfed seems to be on the international problem of youth homelessness via a promenade efficiency at Hackney Downs Studio. There’s a soccer flavour to this one, which guarantees an expertise of rebel and hope via “spoken phrase, sharp choreography and beautiful visuals”. Tickets £12/10 to £15/10 from N-21 June.

Water in catacombs: Visit the Museum of Water within the Dead House and Light Wells of Somerset House and think about its exhibition of samples of probably the most valuable liquid the world has to supply. The assortment consists of “water from a holy river in India, to a burst London water principal, ice from a Sussex subject, a melted snowman, 20-yr-previous evaporated snow from Maine, condensation from a Falmouth window, Hackney rainwater, a brand new born child’s tub water, Norwegian spit, three forms of wee, two totally different breaths and water from a bedside desk stated to be infused with goals.” Free, open 10am-6pm, S-29 June.

Miniature conflict: Watch The Great War reconstructed utilizing toy troopers, potting soil, parsley and rusty nails at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Using stay animation and a miniature movie set, Hotel Modern try and make the expertise of the Western Front tangible on a tiny scale. Tickets £22.50, 22-24 June.

Change: Special occasion collection, Change for a Tenner is ”a celebration of the messy, awkward and delightful artwork of social change in 2014. It’s a seek for techniques, approaches and units to deliver individuals collectively to seek out small change, massive change and alter we would like.” Events happen at Kilburn’s Tin Tabernacle, a hidden Bloomsbury church, Peckham Liberal Club, Wilton’s, a warehouse theatre and culminate in a gameshow finale at Shoreditch Town Hall. Tickets are…a tenner. Meet different individuals concerned about making a distinction. Buy two for any Change occasion and get a 3rd free!

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