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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)
Information for Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) at The Pit, Barbican Centre, West End (Play). Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, this show explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain. The stage features a round table, doomsday images projected on a screen, echoing the War Room in Stanley Kubrick's film. In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and spirit-lifting humour. Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances (bombs and weapons) as a metaphor for the unexplored potential of older people and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.
Approximate runtime 60minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 16+
Performers Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver.
Company Split Britches.

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)


Tuesday, 15th May 2018 to Saturday, 19th May 2018.
17 May 2018 - Sign Interpreted

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The Pit, Barbican Centre

The Pit, Barbican Centre
Silk Street
West End
Greater London

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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) at The Pit, Barbican Centre, West EndQTix Codes:
Listing: L1355282243
Production: T1155357481
Event: S01660114744
Venue: V372
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