A DISAPPEARING ACT Plays The Theatre Project
From the creators of the acclaimed UK-hit Crazy Glue comes an immersive, interactive, magic-filled comedy. London, England-based Single Shoe Productions returns to Theatre Project for a limited engagement of their new original work, A Disappearing Act, February 22 - 25.
The great magician, Philip Winterbottom, cordially requests your presence for his final act. Sadly, he's dead. So...he won't be there. But, he's left his son and assistant very clear instructions for his memorial. Join Philip's family and friends for one final disappearing act.
Prepare to embrace the awkwardness of our mortality, behold the rituals we use to accept it and wonder at the magic of life...and death. Come take part in a memorial tribute you won't soon forget (funeral attire optional).
Audiences from across four countries have praised Single Shoe Productions' work as "stunning", "poignant", "brilliant", "beautiful", "touching" and "highly entertaining".
About Single Shoe Productions
Founded in 2011, by theatre-makers Filipa Tomas and Bradley Smith, London-based Single Shoe Productions is an international theatre company that creates devised work for universal audiences. They combine visual storytelling, physical comedy and a love for the absurd to create theatrical experiences that challenge boundaries, break down walls and explore the connections that hold us together.
The company's first collaboration was the short film BROKEN ENCOUNTER. The company's first theatre piece CRAZY GLUE premiered to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014. Performed over 100 times, the piece has toured in the UK, Germany, Bulgaria and USA.
The company has received support from the Arts Council England, British Council, Creative Scotland, GreenHouse Seed Funding & Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to tour their current work and develop a new piece with international collaborators: A DISAPPEARING ACT.
In 2016, Single Shoe became an associate company of South Hill Park Arts Centre.
Filipa Tomas (Co-Artistic Director/Deviser/Performer)
Originally from Portugal, Filipa trained at LISPA, the London International School of Performing Arts. Co-Artistic Director of Single Shoe Productions, she co-writes, co-produces and performs for the company. Alongside, she performs regularly with Feeding The Fish, an international juggling and light performance act, whose credits include the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony and Cirque du Soleil. Other directing and assistant directing credits include Instant Film's short film Suspect, Joshua Hayes' music video The Fall, Single Shoe's short film Broken Encounter and US-based company Theater Unspeakable.
Bradley Wayne Smith (Co-Artistic Director/Deviser/Performer) After graduating from The University of Iowa, Bradley was accepted into the acting apprenticeship program at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. He and two fellow apprentices then co-founded Theatre of a Thousand Juliets, an award-winning theatre company focused on creating new and re-imagined works for national and international audiences. In 2009, Bradley relocated to London where he graduated from LISPA, the London International School of Performing Arts in Actor-Created Theatre. Now resident in London, he is Single Shoe Productions' Co-Artistic Director and has collaborated with the award-winning Glass-Eye Theatre, Concert Theatre and Beggars Belief.
Created, directed and performed by
Filipa Tomas & Bradley Wayne Smith
Collaborators: Katharine Markwick, Alex Swift, Jon Ferguson
Illusion Consultant: Christopher Howell
Costume Designer: Annette Malone
Lighting Designer: Alex Fernandes
Limited Seating Capacity!
Running time: 65 minutes, no intermission
*** There will be a post-show talk with the company following the performance on Thursday, February 22nd. ***
Thursday & Friday@ 8pm
Saturday @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday @ 3pm
General Admission - $25
Senior/Artist/Military - $20
Student - $15
Box Office: 410-752-8558