Sunday 20 May 2012

RETZ' Pop-up Performances of The Tempest in Hoxton

This is a very unusual theatrical pop-up.  RETZ is producing a series of installations and performances based on elements of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with each show looking at a different part of the play.  The project started in January, and each month they've performed a different part around a different theme.  The space is also being used for special events, for example screenings and supper clubs.

"297 Hoxton Street will play host to 6 immersive environments inspired by The Tempest: changing monthly - chameleon-like - as the story unfolds. One minute a dive bar, next a library crammed floor to ceiling with books. 297 is fully functioning in the day-time for people to drop in, and as night draws in, comes alive with intimate performances and exclusive events.
Cross the threshold and be transported to far away landscapes and eccentric interiors, with a narrative that constantly unfolds around you. Catch up with the barman, share coffee with a tyrant’s beautiful daughter, watch as things turn sour for three treacherous rogues or burn the midnight oil with royalty and revolutionaries; this space is filled with stories. Between visits keep up with characters at home with action-packed videos and online content."

When - Thursdays - Sundays, midday - 10pm.  Please check their site for more details.

Where - 297 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5JX

Cost - £10 - book tickets here

Link 1 - Press release
Link 2 - RETZ
Link 3 - Art in Empty Spaces

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