Amplified Theatre Announces Gig-Theatre Double Bill!
Following the sell-out success of Six, Amplified Theatre returns to The Bunker with a gig-theatre double bill this November.
Street Magic by Amy Guyler inspired by and featuring live music from Jimmy and the Wolf.
For an inner-city busker, London can be a pretty grim place. It's all bankers, beatings and Brexit. But when he stumbles upon an unlikely love story, the fledgling couple inspire a ream of new songs - and he can't believe his luck. In true Documentarian style, our busker watches from afar, trying not to intervene. But Mother Nature can be cruel and unforgiving; and doesn't heartbreak make for much better music...?
V.E. by Felix O'Brien inspired by and featuring live music from Nadine Wild-Palmer.
1944. Britain is at War. The men have gone to fight and the women at home have picked up the slack. And the slacks. Welcome to The Gateways, London's most vibrant underground nightspot for women. And other women. Ronnie's living her best life. Betty's life's on hold. They meet. They dance. They fall in love. But with an Allied victory on the horizon, can a love forged in conflict survive a world at peace?
V.E. is a funny, poignant and romantic insight into a rarely explored period in British queer history.
Both plays will be directed by Amplified's Artistic Director Stephen Lloyd.
Each writer was given 4 songs and instructed to create a one act play inspired by and featuring the tracks, which will be performed live by the musicians on stage.
All performances will be fully captioned for deaf and hard of hearing audiences with a set familiarisation before the performance for anyone who requires it.
Amplified Theatre is a company that pioneers the fusion of live performance and alternative music genres.
Writer Felix O'Brien says "Amplified are an excellent company. In the increasingly crowded marketplace of new writing events in London, they've carved a uniquely entertaining niche. From my perspective, collaborating with the other artists on their radar has always resulted in work I'm really proud of. They also prove that greater accessibility and access in fringe theatre is entirely achievable: it just requires thought and action. Also, they're dead lovely. Which is very important. They're inclusive, innovative and ingenious and I'm over the moon to be working with them again."
Lloyd says "I am extremely excited to be directing these wonderful plays by these fantastic writers. In my mind they are like two EPs presented together. I can't wait to begin work on them."
Street Magic and V.E. will run at The Bunker at 7.30pm on Sunday 11th November 2018