Louise Blackwell

Image - Amund Sjolie Sveen
Image by Graeme Braidwood
Image by Graeme Braidwood
Image by Graeme Braidwood
Image by Graeme Braidwood

Commonism by Smith & Sveen

The future is cancelled. We are stuck with reality. The UK is leaving the EU. Donald Trump is leader of the free world. Facebook is telling us which way to vote. The 8 richest people in the world own as much as 3.5 billion others. We need to move forward.

Commonism is a meeting of two people from different countries in search of some common ground. It’s a performed conversation – a dialogue that asks questions about nationality, internationality, theatre and politics. Join two award-winning theatre makers – the UK’s Andy Smith and Norway’s Amund Sjølie Sveen, as they discuss who they are, who we are and where we are going.

The interplay between its minimal theatricality and a sincere commitment to actual shared presence and collective potential, it guilefully interrogates its limitations, politically and performatively.

As always: the great work begins. Read the full Guardian review HERE

‘…the most directly political and active piece of theatre I have ever engaged with and there is something quite radical about that.’ Exeunt. Full review here.

Another good review here from The Boar.

Come and see if we can find some Commonism.

We are sorry to say that we have had to cancel our March 2020 tour of COMMONISM. Please contact the venues directly to talk about your tickets, if you have booked. Also, if you want us to send you a copy of the COMMONISM manifesto, which we give to each audience member at the end of the show, then send me an email: louise@louiseb.co.uk. You can download our cancellation statement from 17 March 2020 Cancellation statement COMMONISM 17 March.

Cancelled dates:
Colchester Arts Centre, Weds 18th March 2020 Book tickets
South Street, Reading, Thurs 19th March, Book tickets
Oxford Playhouse, Burton Taylor Studio, Fri 20th March, Book tickets
Sprint Festival, Camden People’s Theatre, Sat 21st March, London, Book tickets

Past dates:

UK premiere at The Birmingham Rep. 8 – 11 January
The Martin Harris Centre, The University of Manchester. 27 March
Folkestone Quarterhouse. 28 March

LV21, The Big Red Ship, Gravesend. 30 October
Media Factory, University of Lancashire, Preston. 1 November
Northern Stage, Newcastle. 2 November
The Holbeck, Leeds. 3 November

Supported by Norsk Kulturråd, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen and Lancaster Arts