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.

Current dates:
LV21, The Big Red Ship, Gravesend. Weds 30th October 2019. Book tickets here.
Media Factory, University of Lancashire, Preston. Fri 1st November. Book tickets here.
Northern Stage, Newcastle. Sat 2nd November. Book tickets here.
The Holbeck, Leeds. Sun 2nd November. 5pm. Book tickets here.

More dates to come in Spring 2020.

Past dates:

UK premiere at The Birmingham Rep. 8 – 11 January 2019.
The Martin Harris Centre, The University of Manchester. 27 March.
Folkestone Quarterhouse. 28 March.

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