Life is unpredictable and shapes us to be flexible. But over the past two years we have lived through another level of extreme. We couldn’t rely on what would happen in the next hour, let alone in a month. Pandemic rules brought us contrasting experiences.
Some of us were relieved to finally slow down, some became frustrated and bored, some worked more, some lived in constant fear and eventually, we all became overwhelmed. And with the most recent world events, it seems that when one crisis passes another reveals itself in an endless circle of life. We find ourselves living beyond the norm.
Extremes became the norm. Slovak Theatre in London reflects on the biggest event of the past decade, which globally influenced the life of every individual. In a colourful collage of scenes and characters, the play shows the contrasting situations brought by the pandemic, many times based on true events. Through collaborative devising, by using physical movements, music and songs, the artists explore the patterns of behaviour of the society and individuals in a time of crisis. Moreover, the performance reaches out to the spectators by direct interaction with the actors, as it desires to serve as a mirror challenging the opinions and calling to new perspectives. Ultimately, the show, filled with both seriousness and humour, offers a collective therapy through art. The show is in Slovak language with English subtitles available on demand.
About the theatre company: Slovak Theatre in London is run by young Slovak and Czech professional artists living in London. We are a devised touring theatre with productions on up-to-date topics often reflecting on our own experiences performed in Slovak and English language.
Apart from various UK locations, we regularly visit Prague, Brussels and Slovakia. The range of locations, venues and countries where we perform expands year by year. We are also the only organisation of its kind that provides young artists of Eastern European origin with an opportunity to gain the skills required for running their own independent projects.
Director / Music
Production Manager: Simona Vrabcova
Costumes: Sara Siskova
Camera / Editing: Craig Jones
Photography Poster: Olga Suchanova
Presented By: Slovak Theatre in London
Duration: 70 Minutes.
Age Suitability 12+