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Fringe theatre news round up - from Halloween shows to immersive dance

Follow The Faun (c) Maximilian Webster (1)
Follow The Faun Photo: Maximilian Webster

FESTIVAL: The BAC's London Stories: Made by Migrants is a festival of true stories and runs from Nov 4-26. Led by a guide, audience groups of five will go on a journey to hear a selection of six stories from people for whom London has become their second home. From the rooftop terrace to the basement bedrooms, routes will traverse newly-refurbished swathes of the building, open to the public for the first time following a phased capital project with architects Haworth Tompkins that began in 2007. Info and tickets from the BAC website.

SHAKESPEARE: The Rose Playhouse has announced a production of Romeo and Juliet set in a refugee camp. They've trimmed Shakespeare's play of star crossed lovers to a bitesized 90 minutes straight through and you can catch it from Nov 15 to Dec 10 for more details head to the Rose website. Please note the Rose Playhouse is an archaeological site see the website for visit and facilities advice.

FARCE: Curl Up and Die is a comedy murder mystery set in a hair salon where the clientèle are mainly the blue rinse brigade. Catch it at the Questors in Ealing from Nov 15 to 19, details on the Questors website.

IMMERSIVE HORROR SHOW If you can't get enough of the Halloween frights 139 Copeland Road runs from Nov 1 to Nov 30 and takes at the house of the title in Peckham: In 1974 a huge fire engulfed 139 Copeland Road, with it’s inhabitants still inside. Guided by a renowned psychic, we will invite intimate audiences of 15 to take part in a unique immersive experiment, and conduct a séance to discover the dark secrets that lie hidden within the house. What happens next we cannot predict or apologise for. For more details head to http://www.139copelandroad.com/

BLACK COMEDY Eliza Powers' play Feathers is describes as 'sex, lies and black comedy: When Marisa and Dan welcome Marisa’s estranged sister Edie into their home, to help care for their toddler son, their marriage is put to the test. It plays at the Hen and Chickens in Islington between Nov 8 and Nov 27 and for more details head to the website: http://featherstheplay.com/

DRESS TO DANCE Nope that isn't the name of the play but a genuine instruction to the audience. Called Follow The Faun it promises a blend of ancient Bacchanalian rite and participatory theatre.  Guided by swirling projections and a banging electronic soundtrack, the audience travel through new worlds and dimensions to experience ecstasy, transformation, and a serious attack of the giggles. Curious? Head to the Arts Theatre West End between 31 Oct and 12 Nov.

VISUAL THEATRE Masters of pulp-cinematic visual theatre Rhum & Clay return to New Diorama Theatre with a completely new type of project; a semi-autobiographical look at the construct of masculinity, written and performed by renowned female-male transgender actor and writer Kit Redstone and told through Rhum & Clay’s inimitably distinct theatrical lens. Testosterone runs from Nov 22 to Dec 3.

 

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