It seems that not enough people are yet aware of the newly renovated Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, on the University of Sussex campus, so we wanted to draw your attention for a couple of their shows.
Firstly, METIS’slatest interactive theatre show, arrives in Brighton next week (Nov 15-18).
Considering that adults make approximately 35,000 decisions per day, World Factory focusses on concrete, realtime decisions based on realworld stories. Through a scenariobased card game; audience members become factory managers of a Chinese clothing factory, where they must reckon with what success looks like, while considering profits, products and workers. The work was developed with a research process lasting four years, which saw the team visit factories and produce their own shirt.
World Factory interweaves reallife accounts of mass production both here and abroad with a moving score, video and live performance. It aims to show those coming to see the show that everyday consumption is part of a dynamic but brutal system called global capitalism.
Christopher Brett Bailey brings Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight to Brighton on November 24 – recommended for those with an aural fixation and a love of theatre, a neo-noir fever dream and a 120 decibel suicide note. A gleeful howl from the armpits of hell, Bailey’s words deliver a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica, a panorama of humanity in tatters, of a diseased society at war with itself, blown-out, bloated and tumbling towards a million nauseating climaxes. A giddy cocktail of impotent violence and frantic, frantic sex, an auto-destructive shaggy dog story, a nocturnal meditation crooned into the swollen abyss, and a radical No! to life. A dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled, all set to a warped collision of haunting musics and ear-popping noise. A sumptuous, cinematic melting pot of psycho-acoustic trickery, futurist soundscaping and dark psychedelia.