Leeds-based Uncanny Theatre are creating and touring a brand new work this autumn, thanks to funding through the Arts Council, and are making their way to Washington Arts Centre on Thursday 10 October.
Instructions for a Better Life is part thriller and part comedic romp through human psychology. In contrast to their last piece, Optimism, which used new digital technology, Instructions for a Better Life is endearingly low tech – using old school technology such as overhead projectors. Visually arresting and absurdly funny this new show sheds light on some of our more bizarre human behavior in an attempt to unpick the oddity of superstitious thinking.
Why do we ‘touch wood’? Salute magpies? Avoid walking under ladders or opening umbrellas indoors?
The show is supported by stage@leeds, Oval House & East Street Arts and will be touring to 14 venues across the UK with 16 Performances. Iain Bloomfield, Artistic Director of Bradford Theatre in the Mill, dubs Uncanny’s work as ‘Unfailingly funny and inventive with just enough darkness to make for something a great deal more than just a belly laugh, although there are those aplenty.’
Uncanny are incredibly excited to bring their new show to Washington
03/10/2013 stage@leeds , Leeds, PREMIER
08/10/2013 The Maltings Theatre, Berwick Upon Tweed
10/10/2013 Arts Centre Washington, Washington
17/10/2013 The Bierkeller Theatre, Bristol
18/10/2013 Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
24/10/2013 Capestone Theatre, Liverpool
30/10/2013 The Hawth Theatre, Crawley
06/11/2013 The Met, Bury
07/11/2013 Create Theatre, Mansfield
19/11/2013 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
21/11/2013 South Hill Park Arts Centre, Braknell
27/11/2013 The Cast, Doncaster
29/11/2013 Camden People’s Theatre
30/11/2013 Camden People’s Theatre
06/12/2013 Theatre In The Mill, Bradford