Squint Stages LONG STORY SHORT, Now thru June 28
Squint presents LONG STORY SHORT.
Our lives are getting shorter. We live in a world of Wikipedia, Tinder chats and Twitter feeds -- an information age of anything, anytime. With newspapers staying on shelves and journalists in the dock, we're losing faith in the institutions we once trusted and becoming our own reporters. Long Story Short sheds new light on the ever-increasing speed of our digital lives and illuminates the implications of such a climate asking, "what's next?" as a new chapter of British journalism begins.
A cast of eight play multiple roles in a production that plunges audiences headlong into the high-octane turmoil of a modern media world, captures the desperation of a sixteen-year-old youth offender as he tried to find his missing brother and travels through the 1960's with a young entrepreneur as he endeavours to spark revolution on Fleet Street. This episodic, multi-stranded show is vibrantly staged with Squint's trademark cocktail of original drama, live music and ensemble-driven storytelling.
Directed by Andrew Whyment, the production features set design by Georgia De Grey, lighting design by Aaron J Dootson, movement director Kane Husbands, musical director Rhys Lewis (with additional sound design by Chris Tarren). It is produced by Alex McCorkindale with assistant producer Fiona Steed.
Squint present Long Story Short by Lee Anderson, Adam Foster and Andrew Whyment
Performances: TODAY, 25-28th June, 2014 (South Hill Park Arts Centre: Wednesday 25th June at 8pm) and (Pleasance London: Thursday 26th June at 8pm, Friday 27th June at 3pm and 8pm, Saturday 28th June at 3pm and 8pm)
Tickets: South Hill Park: £12, Conc. £11, Members £10, Under 21s £5. Pleasance London: £12 (£10 conc.)
Box Office: For tickets, call South Hill Park: (0)1344 484 123, or visit www.southhillpark.org.uk, or call Pleasance London: 020 7609 1800, or visit www.pleasance.co.uk.
Squint create bold, ensemble-driven theatre that explores epic modern themes through visual storytelling. We stage work that asks questions of the world we live in and exhilarate audiences with a visceral cocktail of explosive movement, original music and theatricality. Since 2009, Squint has continued to unite the most auspicious theatrical talent with audiences through rich, relevant and exciting theatre.