Support ‘The White Plague’: a blindfolded immersive story of Londoners
Our friends at Ferodo Bridges have a cunning plan. They want to put on a new immersive show that follows a group of survivors through a blindness epidemic, testing the limits of humanity.
And your spare cash can help make this mind-blowing experience happen! Donate to the Crowdfunder here before 1 April 2018
Here are 5 reasons why you should get involved with The White Plague:
- ‘The White Plague’ is an immersive political play that places the audience at the heart of the performance, where you can use all senses except sight. The story imagines the collapse of London amidst a blindness epidemic and follows a small community of survivors locked up in an asylum. A woman that still ‘sees’ will start a revolt that will lead them to freedom.
- The company plan to make the performance accessible for sight-impaired audiences by providing trained Front Of House staff, set or touch tours and info/synopsis material printed in Braille.
- By staging the show at Landor Space and using a diverse cast, Ferodo Bridges aim to reach South London audiences with a political and imaginative piece of theatre that is relevant and affordable.
- The company are working with the local Clapham Youth Centre and the Brixton Community Base in order to reach a diverse audience and give the opportunity to young people to attend a theatre-devising workshop and performances of ‘The White Plague’ for free.
- The Cast includes Michal Keyamo (Hijabi Monologues (Bush); The Welcoming Party (MIF); Red Forest (Young Vic); and King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe)), Graham Naiken (since graduating he has worked as actor, puppeteer, storyteller, writer, film maker, workshop facilitator and director, at numerous established creative venues such as Eden Project, Tate Britain and South Bank Centre), Paul Croft (Secret Cinema; Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, Grand Budapest Hotel, and Dr Strangelove. Recent work; “The Sense of an Ending”, BBC Film directed by Ritesh Batra – “BAD ACID” by David Chaudoir -“Brexodus the Musical”, and a new musical “Doodle”.) and Peter Losasso (The Wipers Times (Watermill/Arts))
Ferodo Bridges is a theatre company founded in 2012 by an international group of artists based in London in order to create new performance, theatre and immersive experiences with a playful and international character. As a company they have always been interested in the relationship between the audience and their experience of theatre. They have made shows in courtrooms, warehouses, offices and basements, and aim with each production to find a new form that reflects the subject they want to talk about and take the audience through an unexpected, entertaining and provoking journey.
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