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Thu 20Feb

Spoken Word, Puppetry, Music and Sound

An evening of spoken word, shadow puppetry, music and sound design.

Event time: Thu 20th Feb 2020 at 7:30pm - Thu 20th Feb 2020 at 9:30pm

RAT The Pied Piper of Hamelin Re-imagined in Shadow Puppetry with Live Music

Amidst a musical score that shifts between sensationally boisterous Eastern European folk and sparse reflective piano works, RAT tells the tale of a curious man who offers to rid a corrupt town in crisis by driving its vermin infestation away. It questions the very nature of theatre by removing speech from the narrative, choosing instead to adopt the use of exquisite puppetry and projection to present a powerful spectacle of light and sound.

RAT brings together a host of outstanding artists working in theatre and performance, promising to be one of the most exciting experiences of 2020.

“fiercely beautiful imagery with extraordinary music and a biting political comment” – Mike Shepherd, Artistic Director of Kneehigh

The Roundhouse Poetry Collective – Spoken word: Original work performed by the writers

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. We believe in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through our music, media and performance projects, we inspire them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more. A group of 17 budding poets will be completing their artist residency by performing a 2-minute poem each, developed here. “ They are a lovely bunch and such a diverse range of voices and they will be excited at the opportunity to perform on Thursday 20 February,” says coordinator Isabel Brooks

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