#BACphoenix – Mmm Hmmm & Fiction Prove That BAC Lives On
Less rising from the ashes, more ploughing on through, the Battersea Arts Centre has looked adversity square in the face and carried on regardless!
There’s lots of hard work ahead following BAC’s flirtation with fiery ruin, but the show must go on!
Meanwhile, if you’re able to help out, you can donate to the BAC Phoenix Fund HERE.
Verity Standen’s latest melange of musicality, movement and theatre is an extraordinary, exhilarating meditation on the banalities of everyday life.
From the questionable luxuries of a First Great Western train to the badgering of automated checkouts, Mmm Hmmm trains a magical, musical microscope on the humdrum, the heartbreaking, the mind-expanding and the mind-numbing aspects of quotidian 21st century living. With biscuits.
Technically awesome, toe-tappingly engaging, Mmm Hmmm is sure to leave you with a tune in your head, a smile on your face, and a sense that life, however prosaic, really is beautiful.
You open your eyes, you close your eyes. There is no difference. Are you asleep or awake? Is this a dream or reality? What kind of Fiction is this?
Never mind blurring the lines between dream and reality, Fiction obliterates them. Sat in complete darkness, not a glimmer of light to be seen, the voices begin. We have a guide, she’ll look after us… won’t she?
Fiction is a masterful technical accomplishment, wherein each audience member feels as if the ‘show’ is just for them. This is essentially Iso Tank theatre – an opportunity for the mind to expand and fill the dark void. The audio, narrating and lending voice to a disturbingly realistic dreamlike scenario, is the catalyst which stokes the imagination.
A theatrical experience like no other – which ends, let’s say, not with a whimper…