BE FESTIVAL 2016: Get your tickets here. Be Festival

Best of BE FESTIVAL | 6 APRIL – 6 MAY 2016

Travel across Europe in one exhilarating night

A triple bill from three countries: theatre, dance & circus

“It is difficult to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding night out” – ***** What’s On Stage

BEST of BE FESTIVAL is an annual tour of the UK showcasing some of the festival’s favourite shows. The festival takes place every June in Birmingham and lasts for a week featuring a daring and innovative programme of theatre, dance, circus, live music, DJs, visual arts, talks and workshops.

Some theatres provide the opportunity to take part in workshops with the artist. Check with your local theatre for information.
Includes interval (20 mins) / Age guidance 14+

#sobrejulieta by Grumelot (Spain)
ACT Festival – Best performer
A humorous and honest one-woman show about love, chemistry and excess which sees Carlota Gaviño try to win hearts in this stripped-back take on Romeo and Juliet.

#sobrejulieta is performed in English and some Spanish, with accompanying surtitles

The Whistle by Squarehead Productions (Ireland)
BE FESTIVAL – Special mention
The Whistle is packed with deft circus skills and invites spectators to determine what they watch, prompting their eyes to open and close.

Beating Quintetto by TIDA (Italy)
BE FESTIVAL – 1st prize
A razor sharp and interactive comedy, dance and physical theatre piece that packs a serious punch dealing with the realities of shoestring budget entertainment.

This tour is possible thanks to the support of:

#sobrejulieta by Grumelot (Spain)

Director / Choreographer
Iñigo Rodríguez-Claro & Carlota Gaviño

Assistant Director
Javier L. Patiño

Playwright
Iñigo Rodríguez-Claro & Carlota Gaviño

Cast
Carlota Gaviño

Set Design
Grumelot

Costumes
Grumelot

Music & Sound Design
Grumelot

Lighting Design
Grumelot

Photography
Bentor Albelo

Website
www.grumelot.com

Supporters
Nave 73, 150gr Artes Escénicas en el Mercado

Embassy of Spain, Spain’s Public Agency for Cultural Action

#sobrejulieta is a one-woman show craving to be a dialogue. It is a love story and one of excess.

Using a rather famous bard as a way to the audience’s heart using English, Spanish and projected texts the biochemical process of love in the audiences bodies may get out of control.

Grumelot is a Madrid-based company committed to create thrilling and energetic theatre. Performer Carlota Gaviño and director Iñigo Rodríguez-Claro are two of 3 members who are equally fascinated by contemporary playwriting and classics.

This show is supported by:

The Whistle – Squarehead Productions (Irlanda)

Director and performer
Darragh McLoughlin

Production
Squarehead Productions

Photography
Alex Brenner

With the support from
RAPP 2014 – Laboratoriet (Aarhus),
La Central del Circ’ (Barcelona),
CIT (Cork)

Web
squareheadproductions.com


The Whistle is characterised by quick fire scene changes and several often funny and poetic narratives.

A juggler, a whistle and the audience together create a multitude of moments. The concept of The Whistle is almost genius in its simplicity: the performer on stage has a whistle. When he blows it, the audience closes their eyes, when he blows it again, they open them. Make that performer onstage a juggler and physical performer, mastering the art of precision, and the possibilities are endless.

The Whistle is a solo production by Irish artist Darragh McLoughlin drawing ideas from cinema, theatre and circus and playing with the audience’s expectations.

Quintetto by TIDA (Italy)

Director / Choreographer
Marco Chenevier

Playwright
Marco Chenevier & Smeralda Capizzi

Cast
Marco Chenevier

Set Design & Costume
Marco Chenevier & Smeralda Capizzi

Photography
Andrea Albanese & Ewa Gleisner

Awards
BE FESTIVAL – 1st Prize
International Festival of Sarajevo – First Prize for contemporary dance,
Next Generation Festival, Padova – Second Prize

Supporters
MIBACT – Ministry for Culture, The Education and Culture Department of the Aosta Valley

Web
www.teatroinstabilediaosta.net


Imagine a car factory devoid of workers leaving just a solitary engineer to run the floor.

A perfect analogy for a stage show as the protagonist explains a few teething problems he’s having with the performance due to the financial crisis in Italy. The show must go on. Everyone in the theatre has their duty. This is a razor sharp comedy piece that packs a punch and leaves a serious aftertaste.

TIDA was created in 2005 and creates performance narratives using a political, social and spiritual context.

DATES & VENUES

April

6 – CANTERBURY, The Gulbenkian

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7 – BURY ST EDMUNDS, Theatre Royal

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9 – BRECON, Theatr Brycheiniog

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13 – 16 – LONDON, Barbican

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19 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Arena Theatre

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20 – READING, South Street Arts Centre

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21 – OXFORD, Pegasus

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22 – BARNSLEY, The Civic

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24 – LEEDS, Slunglow

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25 – HUDDERSFIELD, Lawrence Batley Theatre

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26 – HARROGATE, Harrogate Theatre

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28 – NEWCASTLE, Northumbria University

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May

3 – WARWICK, Warwick Arts Centre

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5 – BIRMINGHAM, The Bramall, University of Birmingham

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6 – BRISTOL, Circomedia

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