The Events is a play about communities, whether they are ethnic, geographical, or just centred around a shared love of singing. When making the show, we worked with Schauspielhaus Wien (Austria) and Drammens Teater (Norway) to create their own versions that have been touring the world simultaneously to the original production.
On 10 and 12 July, The Events will be presented in a truly unique way. Ramin Gray, Artistic Director, has called upon the UK cast, the Norwegian cast, and the Austrian cast to all take the stage at the same time, in an international, multi-lingual performance.
Following the matinee performance at 2.45 pm on 12 July, Channel Four’s Matt Frei will be chairing a panel discussion with Rob Liddle from The Spectator and Bjørn Ihler, a survivor from the island of Utøya. The theme of the discussion is It’s Not Easy to be Open When Your Tribe Feels Weak. We would love for you to come along, see a very unique performance followed by a lively debate. More panel guests will be announced soon.
And in case you can’t make any of those dates, The Events will be on the airwaves this Friday on BBC Radio 4. Tune in here. Jane Anderson from the Radio Times has been given a sneak preview of the radio version and describes it as ‘the best drama I have heard so far this year.’ Artistic Director Ramin Gray and the ATC team will be on Twitter during the broadcast, answering questions and providing live commentary, so keep an eye on hashtag #TheEvents on Friday evening.
To book for these special performances, or to see The Guardian’s “Best Play of 2013” in its original form, book now at www.youngvic.org or call 020 7922 2922.
And for those of you not London-based, ATC has just announced performances in Leicester, Manchester, and Southampton this autumn.