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Take 21 young producers. Give them 4 days to programme whatever they want. What happens next?

Take 21 young producers. Give them 4 days to programme whatever they want. What happens next?

Accidental Festival 2012

Si nce its creation in 2005, the festival has welcomed over 200 international guests and artists. It has taken pride in giving new and emerging performers the chance to work alongside those already well-established in their fields. Special guests have included world renowned directors Katie Mitchell, Simon McBurney, Liz LeCompte, Richard Schechner, Anne Bogart and Joel Scott. The festival has an international impact, attracting applications from the USA, Spain, France, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland and Africa among many others.

This year the festival returns to the Roundhouse with the aim to be bigger, bolder and to reach more people than ever before.

Take 21 young producers. Give them 4 days to programme whatever they want. What happens next?

The Seventh Accidental Festival

Welcome to the 7th Accidental Festival. Since we began, we have travelled to many venues across London before finding our happy home here at the Roundhouse in Camden. We have seen almost 1000 artists perform with us over the past seven years and every one of them has been really special.

This year we welcome over 60 new performers to our Accidental family from almost 400 applications, the largest number ever received. So thank you for coming to support them and invest in their work, both with your time and your money. We really mean that, we don’t take anything for granted and your support means so much.

It’s been an exciting and busy year for the festival team. They have been awarded the Inspire Mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme, exceeded their crowdfunding targets through WeDidThis, and were awarded a grant from the Fidelio Theatre Trust.

Enjoy the Accidental Festival 2012, I hope that you see something new, talk to someone you’ve not yet met and that you have a great experience with our team.

Very best wishes,

Karl Rouse

Co-creator, Accidental Festival Pathway Leader for Performance Arts Central School of Speech & Drama University of London

Take 21 young producers. Give them 4 days to programme whatever they want. What happens next?

Welcome!

As Executive Director, it has been my job to work with this fantastic team of producers and artists to make sure that the seventh Accidental Festival is the best one yet.

Our programme excites me more and more every time I look at it. Kids (big and small) can play giant Jenga and Connect Four on the Terrace whilst enjoying some poetry or music in our Performance Shed. We have comedy companies improvising shows based on your suggestions, we’re welcoming back AF success story - Theatre Re, we’re hosting the Student Puppet Festival and of course, we’re doing what we do best - provide a platform for new and emerging artists to show their work at this brilliant venue.

I’d like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to all the staff at Central, the Roundhouse, our festival mentors, everyone who supported us through our crowdfunding campaign and of course you, the audience!

We’ve all worked really hard and hope that you enjoy being our audience as much as we’ve enjoyed being the producers. Thank you so much for coming. If you see us

around, please say hello! We’d love to hear what you think.

Enjoy!

Louise Ryder

Executive Director

Accidental Festival

2012

THURSDAY 31 MAY

Opening Night

The 2012 Accidental Festival opens its doors to host an exclusive event celebrating the start of the festival weekend. A photography exhibition, a warm welcome from the people behind the Accidental Festival and a music collaboration - this is what the evening has to offer.

The main part of the event will be held in the Hub. Gavin Henderson, Principal of Central School of Speech & Drama, Karl Rouse, Co-founder of the Acciden - tal Festival and Louise Ryder, Executive Director for 2012 will talk about the festival’s background and achieve- ments and how the Performance Arts course at Central and the arts commu- nity benefit from an experience like this.

The Hub

19.1519.45

CLOSED EVENT

Camden, London

Denis Fernando, Gabrielle Cooper and Laura Elands

A joint exhibition accompanied by the music of Denis Fernando - Red Cable Sunday. Laura Elands and Gabrielle Cooper reveal a new side of Camden and London. Using double exposure or working in the half light, they have captured the atmosphere and memory of the space around them and invite you to share the experience.

Opening Ceremony

Rubix Collective and Soundplay

The opening ceremony gives rise to a brand new collaboration with Soundplay tapping out rhythms for Rubix Collective, a London-based spoken word group.

THURSDAY 31 MAY Opening Night The 2012 Accidental Festival opens its doors to host an exclusive

The Clore

18.3019.45

Public Spaces

19.5020.10

FREE

FREE

THURSDAY 31 MAY Opening Night The 2012 Accidental Festival opens its doors to host an exclusive
THURSDAY 31 MAY Opening Night The 2012 Accidental Festival opens its doors to host an exclusive

A few words from Theatre Re

We performed a 30-minute work in progress of The Gambler as part of the Accidental Festival 2011. From there we got Research and Development funding from Arts Council England and then the show enjoyed a very successful run for two weeks at The Space last November.

This year we are back at the Accidental Festival with the full show, we will then organize a tour across London (Cockpit Theatre, Jacksons Lane) to then go up to Edinburgh and perform The Gambler as part of the Fringe.

The Accidental Festival had an enormous influence on the development of the company over the past two years. It gave us a first stage, something to aim for to force ourselves to put something together, and then we were able to build on that experience to go further artistically and production-wise.

It is not easy to take the risk to program an emerging theatre company, which you have never heard of, and who is trying to sell a show that does not even exist yet. So we are very thankful to the Accidental Festival team for taking that risk and allowing us to start making work.

Guillaume Pigé For Theatre Re

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The Gambler

Theatre Re

THURSDAY 31 MAY Opening Night The 2012 Accidental Festival opens its doors to host an exclusive

An enthralling visual tale on the edge of mime and theatre, combining move- ment, live music and new writing. The Gambler is the story of Edgar, an old man trapped in his past. As he confronts his addiction, he wonders if his decisions were truly his own. Each spin of the wheel recalls the promise of a life he could have had. He gambles to remember, he gambles to forget. The Gambler is supported by National Lottery through Arts Council England and Haringey Council. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Theatre Re.

Studio Theatre

20.30 21.55

£5

Cakes provided by

THURSDAY 31 MAY Opening Night The 2012 Accidental Festival opens its doors to host an exclusive

Dance 1:1

Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote

Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by

Dance 1:1 presents works by some of the most prominent dance companies currently working in London, compèred by Gitta Wigro, Relationship Manager, Dance, Arts Council England. Gitta will also moderate a Q&A panel discussion after the show. Panelists include Betsy Gregory, Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella, and Charlie Dixon, choreographer.

Wise Man (Charlie Dixon Dance Company)

combines Charles Darwin’s theories with highly technical and explosive movement, where relationships develop and species intertwine whilst fighting for survival.

Think Outside (SAAD Dance) looks at man in his many states, struggling in the world of media bombardment. Can we deconstruct ourselves and start afresh, free from constraint and control?

As Yet Unknown (NineBOBNote) is a piece inspired by women, exploring the power of female sexuality and the seduction of freedom of choice. It draws on personal experience in an attempt to embody current issues in both the performers and the audience.

Leave No Stone (Emco Dance) asks if we can physically deconstruct who we are, what makes us unique emotionally, mentally and physically. As the dancers explore their own individuality, intimate duets weave between them emerging in collisions or moments of swarming.

Studio Theatre

19.00 21.30

£10/£8

FRIDAY 1 JUNE

Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by
Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by
Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by

Cravings of Inti- macy & Solitude, Long Way Home

Cando2, Candoco Youth Dance Company

Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by

Cravings of Intimacy & Solitude

explores what we want and need in order to formulate who we are. This duet is full of playful and fragile moments that look at our relationships, preconceptions of one another and the tension created between our differing needs.

Choreographer and founder of Zoo Nation, Kate Prince, has selected the music to Long Way Home to encourage a creative process in which the dancers respond to and draw on the lyrics of songs by Ed Sherin, Wretch 32 & Daly. The many and varied interpreta- tions of the words are the starting point for the final work created by Cando2.

Studio Theatre

17.00 17.30

£5

The Ninth Continent

MENCHcollective

Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by

The Ninth Continent is the third in a series of site-responsive endurance performances inspired by Michael

Haneke’s film The Seventh Continent. By using every element of its setting as a means to an end, each performance in this series explores domesticity, monotony and frustration. MENCHcollective is a group of interdisciplinary performance artists who met at Central School of Speech & Drama and have been working together since

2010.

The Hub

18:0018.45

£5

Lights! Camera! Improvise!

The Scat Pack

Dance 1:1 Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, SAAD Dance, NineBOBNote Dance 1:1 presents works by

Oscar has every film ever made, in fact he has every film you could ever imagine. The audience take their seats in his home cinema and choose a location, theme, title and even what awards the movie has won. It just so happens, the film they have come up with is sitting on top of Oscar’s DVD player.

‘Freakishly Talented’ ******

Broadway Baby

The Clore

19:3020:30

£7/£6

SATURDAY 2 JUNE

The Bacchae

Resuscitate

SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Bacchae Resuscitate Merging film, puppetry, physical theatre and live action, Resuscitate brings

Merging film, puppetry, physical theatre and live action, Resuscitate brings you the story of Pentheus - a stubborn king unwilling to accept a new and exciting God, Dionysus. Intent on proving his worth as a deity and with the help of his chorus of puppets, Dionysus sends the women of the city into a drink induced frenzy. Blinded by rage and arrogance, Pentheus will stop at nothing to see the deviant Dionysus destroyed.

Studio Theatre

11.00 12.00

£5

Crime of the Century

Chickenshed

SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Bacchae Resuscitate Merging film, puppetry, physical theatre and live action, Resuscitate brings

Crime of the Century is a dynamic and explosive piece of dance theatre created in response to the tragic deaths of three teenagers, including Shaquille Smith, who in 2008 was the youngest child to die as a result of knife crime in the UK, aged just 14. Using words, movement and projection alongside a contemporary score of hip-hop and dance music, Crime of the Century is based on interviews with perpetrators, victims, families, surgeons, police officers and ex-offenders.

The performance will be followed by a workshop open to audience members only. For more information see p. 12.

The Hub

11.00 13.00

£7

Something’s Gotta Give

Handprint Theatre

SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Bacchae Resuscitate Merging film, puppetry, physical theatre and live action, Resuscitate brings

Stories which reveal a glamorous portrayal of successful life-through-art, or a bitter shattering of our idols? A combination of puppetry, images, music, multimedia and British Sign Language, Something’s Gotta Give is a glamorous yet gritty reflection of those idols we love to hate; a stunning yet sickening exploration of the celebrity. They ‘create meaningful interactive experiences for audiences and participants’. (Piece of the Pie Theatre, 2011)

The Fish and the Denim River

Theatre Eclectic

SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Bacchae Resuscitate Merging film, puppetry, physical theatre and live action, Resuscitate brings

Transforming the Studio Theatre into a pool of fantasy, Theatre Eclectic revises the Grimm Brothers’ story through the poetry and splendour of a fairytale world, but adding an eco-friendly twist. With an underlying current of the world’s pressing environmental issues, The Fish and the Denim River leaves the audience with a bittersweet aftertaste, asking them to question their role in the global community.

The Clore

14.00 14.55

Studio Theatre

14.30 14.50

£5

£4

Box Junction

Wind-Up Collective

SATURDAY 2 JUNE The Bacchae Resuscitate Merging film, puppetry, physical theatre and live action, Resuscitate brings

You probably board the tube on your way to work. The same every day:

sweaty, sultry and silent. But today is different. Fancy boarding a train where you’ll be accosted by a blonde bombshell? Or have a busker melodically drool over your every move? This train goes to Box Junction, where desires are packaged into a simple box. Fancy it? Then mind the gap and board the tube for this immersive ride with Wind-Up Collective.

The Hub

14:0015:00

£5

Airport Benjamin Lyon-Ross
Airport
Benjamin Lyon-Ross

Set in Manchester’s Northern quarter, Airport is a stark and contemporary observation of modern youth, telling an authentic story about love, family, desire and the devastating effect that dreams can have on social mobility. The play happens over one night in which we see the tragic unwinding of the relationship between Tom, a dreamer from Wythen- shawe, and Hazel, a magnetic student from the south. Airport is a poignant exploration of family and ambition, told through a piece of tense, humorous and heartbreaking new writing.

Studio Theatre

16:1517:30

£5

SATURDAY 2 JUNE

You Are Currently the Highest Bidder

A Method of Breaking Horses

The Train People:

The Last Leafer

Joe Bone

A Method of Breaking Horses present their amoral (trivial) reaction to the current economic crisis, decadence
A Method of Breaking Horses present their amoral (trivial) reaction to the current economic crisis, decadence

A Method of Breaking Horses present their amoral (trivial) reaction to the current economic crisis, decadence and the value of money in general. Chewing gum (unchewed, flavour flexible)requested in exchange for a chance to win FREE holiday flights (bookable during show, conditions apply). Relying on trading and bartering, and featuring more instability than a bad day on the stock exchange, you need to purchase this blend of social experiment and performance that may go bust. Ebay > Buy > Tickets > Theatre Tickets > Other > A Method of Breaking Horses > Do you really want to buy this?

There are creatures that you’ve missed; it’s hardly surprising as they’re no bigger than your thumbnail, but doubtless you have missed them. The Leafers, or Train People as they are sometimes referred, live in the English woodland. This is the story of one young Leafer, lost when he was hooked onto a train and taken miles away from his habitat. With the help of an auspicious Bee, he must travel through the dark woods to get home. That is, if he still has a home to get back to ... From the writer and performer of Bane comes a tale of friendship and determination, once again soundtracked live by the extraordinary Ben Roe.

The Clore

17:4518:45

The Hub

18:0019.00

£7/£5

£7/£5

Comedia

School of Comedy, Fat Kitten Improv, Casual Violence and Grand Theft Impro

Four knockout 30-minute shows full of wild entertainment that are sure to leave your sides aching with laughter.

School of Comedy was founded by comedienne and drama teacher Laura Lawson. She realised that children are far more inventive and fearless than adults, giving them a real eye for comedy.

Fat Kitten Improv are an improvised comedy group who perform regularly throughout London and curate their own monthly comedy night, Better Living Through Comedy.

Casual Violence are an award-winning, critically acclaimed comedy troupe led by writer/director James Hamilton.

Grand Theft Impro are three of the most experienced comedy improvisers in the UK.

‘A unique brand of extreme theatre - they are always entertaining’, (Daily Mirror)

Studio Theatre

19.00 21.25

£10/£8

The Fermented Pickers

The People Pile

SATURDAY 2 JUNE You Are Currently the Highest Bidder A Method of Breaking Horses The Train

The Fermented Pickers are coming down from the trees to snatch your eyes and jig your joy into a land of dandy dances and obscure circumstances. Come and enjoy this delicious fleeting moment. The People Pile are a group of interdisciplinary creative types with a penchant for performance. They love to work with other enthusiasts, trading ideas, taking over spaces and making wide use of all sorts of things.

The Hub

16.30 16.50

£5

Champions

Edward Eales-White

SATURDAY 2 JUNE You Are Currently the Highest Bidder A Method of Breaking Horses The Train

Join us for a hilarious night in the Clore as Ed Eales-White presents his debut one-man sketch show Champions. A collection of characters ranging from the likes of a poetry pigeon to a husband who suspiciously follows his wife about, to a Guinness-loving, weed-smoking post office worker with his tales of love and life.

The Clore

20.00 20.55

£7/£5

Ticket Deal

Ed Eales-White & Joe Bone (The Hub, 20:00) for £10

Shutterland

Rhum and Clay Theatre

SATURDAY 2 JUNE You Are Currently the Highest Bidder A Method of Breaking Horses The Train

Shutterland: a landscape of recorded voices and lost stories. When a secret is discovered, it reveals a hidden past. Through a strange and unexpected turn of events, one man finds himself run- ning from the system he spent his life serving. Surveillance agents prowl the streets. Every move is monitored. Every sound is recorded. This is Shutterland, where futures are decided and pasts are forgotten. With a blend of absurdist humour and innovative physical theatre,

Lecoq-trained Rhum and Clay Theatre

present their Edinburgh smash hit.

The Hub

20:3021.25

£10/£8

ACCIDENTAL DIARY

Thursday

18:30 Camden, London - Gabrielle Cooper, Laura Elands, Denis Fernando

The Clore , FREE

p. 4

19:50 Opening ceremony - Soundplay and Rubix Collective Foyer, FREE

p. 4

20:30 The Gambler - Theatre Re Studio Theatre, £5,

p. 4

Friday

12:00 Circuit of Joy - The Lab Collective Studio Rooms, FREE

p.12

12:00 Film Tent Terrace, FREE

p.12

12:00 Point of Interest - Unclaimed Creatures Foyer, FREE

p.12

12:00 Tea - Anton Burdakov Studio Rooms, FREE

p.12

13:00 Dash

Terrace, FREE

p.13

15:00 Malachy Orozco Terrace, FREE

p.13

16:00 Laurie Ward Terrace, FREE

p.13

17:00 Cravings of Intimacy & Solitude and The Long Way Home - Candoco Youth Dance Company Studio Theatre, £5

p.5

ACCIDENTAL DIARY Thursday 18:30 Camden, London - Gabrielle Cooper, Laura Elands, Denis Fernando The Clore ,

18:00 The Ninth Continent - MENCHcollective The Hub, £5

p.5

19:00 Dance 1:1 - Charlie Dixon Dance Company, Emco Dance, Nine BOB Note, SAAD Dance Studio Theatre, £10/ £8

p.5

19:30 Lights! Camera! Improvise! - The Scat Pack The Clore, £7/£6

p.5

Saturday

11:00 The Bacchae - Resuscitate Studio Theatre, £5

p.6

11:00 Crime of the Century - Chickenshed The Hub, £7

p.6

12:00 Circuit of Joy - The Lab Collective Studio Rooms, FREE

p.12

12:00 Film Tent Terrace, FREE

p.12

12:00 Foxy and Husk, Terrace, FREE

p.12

12:00 Point of Interest - Unclaimed Creatures Foyer, FREE

p.12

12:00 Tea - Anton Burdakov Studio Rooms, FREE

p.12

13:00 Angel Headed Hip-Hop, Lee Harris Terrace, FREE

p.13

ACCIDENTAL DIARY Thursday 18:30 Camden, London - Gabrielle Cooper, Laura Elands, Denis Fernando The Clore ,

14:00 Something’s Gotta Give - Handprint Theatre The Clore, £5

p.6

14:00 Box Junction - Wind-Up Collective The Hub, £5

p.6

14:30 The Fish and the Denim River, Theatre Eclectic Studio Theatre, £4

p.6

15:00 Infecta

Terrace, FREE

p.13

16:00 Jareth

Terrace, FREE

p.13

16:15 Airport - Benjamin Lyon-Ross Studio Theatre, £5

p.6

16:30 The Fermented Pickers - The People Pile The Hub, £5

p.7

17:45 You Are Currently the Highest Bidder - A Method of Breaking Horses The Clore, £7/£5

p.7

18:00 Train People: The Last Leafer - Joe Bone The Hub, £7/£5

p.7

19:00 Comedia - Casual Violence, Grand Theft Impro, School of Comedy, Fat Kitten Improv Studio Theatre, £10/£8

p.7

20:00 Champions - Edward Eales-White Clore, £7/£5

p.7

20:30 Shutterland - Rhum and Clay Theatre

The Hub, £10/£8

p.7

ACCIDENTAL DIARY Thursday 18:30 Camden, London - Gabrielle Cooper, Laura Elands, Denis Fernando The Clore ,

ACCIDENTAL DIARY

Sunday

11:15 Three Weddings - Smooth Operators

The Clore, £5

p 10

..

12:00 Promenade - Robert Hesp

The Hub, FREE

p.12

12:00 Live Drawing - Galen Wainwright

Bar, FREE

p.12

12:00 Circuit of Joy - The Lab Collective

Studio Rooms, FREE

p.12

12:00 Film Tent

Terrace, FREE

p.12

12:00 Foxy and Husk,

Terrace, FREE

p.12

12:00 Point of Interest -

Unclaimed Creatures

Foyer, FREE

p.12

12:00 Tea - Anton Burdakov

15:30 The Trick - Odd Doll

Studio Rooms, FREE

p.12

The Clore, £5

p.10

12:30 You Obviously Know What I’m Talking

16:00 Rob Green

About - How It Ended Productions

Terrace, FREE

p.13

Studio Theatre, £5

p.10

 

16:15 Four Play - A.dam Wittek, Gabriel Bier

13:00 The Foundation of Loss and Hope

Gislason, Ruth Hawkins, Susanna Herbert

Terrace, FREE

p.13

Studio Theatre, £7/£5

P.11

13:30 Moon Play - Trembling Hands

18:00 The Tootsie Rollers

The Clore, £5

p.10

The Clore, £6/£4

P.11

14:00 You Remind Me of Someone I

18:15 Cage in Motion - Harrison Ensemble

Once Knew - CODA Dance

feat. Animate Dance

The Hub, £5/£3

p.11

The Hub, £7/£5

P.10

15:00 Unfashion - Marquez & Zangs

20:15 The Improvised Musical -

The Hub, £5/£3

p.11

Music Box

 

The Clore, £7/£5

p.11

15:00 JC Kamau

Terrace, FREE

p.13

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SUNDAY 3 JUNE

 

The Student Puppet Festival

 

Puppetry is on the agenda of the Accidental Festival again this year with a day promoted under the banner of The Student Puppet Festival - joining forces with puppetry students from Central School of Speech & Drama and London School of Puppetry. Smooth Operators, Odd Doll & Trembling Hands are giving public performances, as well as engaging in creative banter between themselves at the beginning and close of the day. The day is being facilitated by Nenagh Watson – AHRC Creative Research Fellow.

 
 

Student Puppet Festival Ticket

£12

 

Three Weddings

 

The Trick

Smooth Operators

Odd Doll

The Student Puppet Festival Puppetry is on the agenda of the Accidental Festival again this year
 
The Student Puppet Festival Puppetry is on the agenda of the Accidental Festival again this year
 

In this triple bill, Smooth Operators will engage you with texts written specifically for puppet theatre - Johanna Enkell’s surrealist comedy Nuptial Night, Lorca’s El Retablillo de Don Cristobal and Bedbug after Vladimir Mayakovsky. The work plays with a variety of puppetry traditions and styles including toy theatre, shadow and table top puppetry.

Afraid of your own shadow? You should be. Driven by a desire to create some- thing original, one man releases control of his own shadow in the hope that it will discover a kind of beauty that he can only dream of. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Shadow and Franz Kafka’s Obeying the Law, this con- temporary fairytale combines puppetry and object theatre with an original live music score. The Trick is playful, bizarre,

The Clore

11.1512.25

 

£5

beautiful and tragic.

 

The Clore

15.30 16.30

 

£5

 

Moon Play

Moon Play

Trembling Hands

The Student Puppet Festival Puppetry is on the agenda of the Accidental Festival again this year

As a lone puppet performs a magical fertil- ity ritual to the moon, the barren world around her mysteriously comes to life. Puppetry, music, object manipulation and movement combine in this touching and poetic piece. Trembling Hands is an emerging experi- mental theatre company that have a vision to create puppet theatre that combines the theatrical nature of puppetry with its aesthetic potential as a visual art form.

The Clore

13.3013.45

 

£5

You Obviously Know What I’mTalking About

How It Ended Productions

SUNDAY 3 JUNE The Student Puppet Festival Puppetry is on the agenda of the Accidental Festival

Blending beautiful live music and delicate physical performance, You Obviously Know What I’m Talking About is a joy- ous theatrical experience about those days when if anything can go wrong it will and inevitably at the worst possible moment. Welcome to a day in the life of Winfield Scott Boring. Combining hilarious comic scenarios and deeply poignant visual sequences, You Obvi- ously Know What I’m Talking About is an unforgettable tale that celebrates the topsy-turvy nature of life.

Studio Theatre

12.30 13.20

£5

Cage in Motion

Harrison Ensemble feat.

Animate Dance

SUNDAY 3 JUNE The Student Puppet Festival Puppetry is on the agenda of the Accidental Festival

It is often said that John Cage ‘liberated sound’. He worked with Merce Cunning- ham on pieces that divorced move- ment from its dependence on music. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cage’s birth, Cage in Motion is designed to explore this idea in the twenty-first century and highlights the legendary partnership between Cage and Cun- ningham.

The Hub

18.1519.15

£7/£5

SUNDAY 3 JUNE

You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew

CODA Dance

SUNDAY 3 JUNE You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew CODA Dance A thought-provoking new

A thought-provoking new work from CODA Dance, first performed at Resolution! 2012, You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew is a moving portrayal of perspectives on grief after a mother’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

The Hub

14.00 14.20 £5/ £3

Four Play

Adam Wittek, Gabriel Bier Gislason, Ruth Hawkins and Susanna Herbert

SUNDAY 3 JUNE You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew CODA Dance A thought-provoking new

An afternoon of four new plays, each 30 minutes in length. Following the plays,

there will be a Q&A session with Steve Harper, Francis Grin and Rob Drummer

from the literary departments of Theatre 503, Finborough Theatre and High Tide Festival. The discussion will be aimed at aspiring playwrights.

Chorizos and Bad Romance (pt.1) (Adam Wittek, Centripetal Theatre)

A man comes home with a young guy. What appears to be the start of a hot

one-night-stand, turns into a fierce game

Unfashion

Marquez & Zangs

SUNDAY 3 JUNE You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew CODA Dance A thought-provoking new

Created by four recent graduates of Trinity Laban’s MA Choreography course, Unfashion stages a fashion-show-like performance that continually undoes its own idioms. The company ask what it means to be live on stage through real time choreography.

The Hub

15.00 15.20 £5/ £3

of revelation and confrontation, where one question perseveres: Who is actually playing whom?

Julie’s Laundrette (Ruth Hawkins)

Julie’s Laundrette is the poetic journey of one young man who was out for a fun night, not wanting to get caught in the flight path of others. As the police make a notation, it becomes clear he’s arrived at his final destination.

A Chapter of Accidents (Gabriel Bier Gislason, Get Theatre)

Imagine waking up with a terrible hang- over, lying next to a strange woman. Your ex-girlfriend is waiting outside with your newborn son. Then, a stranger called Ike comes in, claiming to be your inferiority complex - and he’s brought friends.

It’s Raining Cows - Susanna Herbert

What happens when you love someone so much you believe everything they tell

you? Can they make you believe that you

Ticket Deal

Get £1 off Cage in Motion if you buy tickets for CODA Dance and Marquez & Zangs

cannot hear? Cannot see? That cows are raining from the sky? It’s Raining Cows pushes fantasy from the sublime to the macabre, offering a surreal and moving portrait of poisoned dreams.

Studio Theatre

16.1518.30

£7/£5

The Tootsie Rollers

SUNDAY 3 JUNE You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew CODA Dance A thought-provoking new

They dazzle audiences with their sizzling sound and high energy performances. Their music is a striking fusion of glamorous, golden-era classics, sprinkled with contemporary magic to give them a totally Tootsie twist. The Tootsie Rollers are this season’s must-have vintage accessory!

The Clore

18.00 18.45

£6/£4

The Improvised Musical

Music Box

SUNDAY 3 JUNE You Remind Me of Someone I Once Knew CODA Dance A thought-provoking new

Music Box improvise a different one-act comedy musical every show. Songs and lyrics are plucked from thin air. Stories and characters emerge from nothing. All you would want from a comedy show, combined with all you would want from a musical, made up on the spot. Join Music Box on an epic musical adventure where nothing is impossible.

The Clore

20.1521.00

£7/£5

FREE EVENTS

Circuit of Joy

The Lab Collective

FREE EVENTS Circuit of Joy The Lab Collective In a time when our everyday lives are

In a time when our everyday lives are saturated by work and social media, we often maintain a relentless pace. The Lab Collective invite you to slow down and take a leisurely stroll around the Circuit of Joy, a series of one-on-one performance installations designed to give you a fleet- ing holiday from the world.

Studio Rooms

12.00 17.00 Fri, Sat and Sun, FREE

Film Tent

A selection of films from various inter- national artists will entertain you on the Terrace. The films vary in duration and are repeated on a loop so use any free time to see what’s on!

Artists include: 8’ Step Films, Aindri Chakraborty, Amy Rennie, Andrea Trigo, Antonio De La Hera, Ben Hopper, Nicola Bruce and Rebecca E. Marshall (Bruce + Marshall), Deen Lim, Elsa Phillipe, Foxy and Husk, Helen Woolston, Islamiya Scarr, Karol Silva, Kristian Kragelund, Mariza Papadimitrou.

Terrace

12.00 17.00 Fri, Sat and Sun, FREE

Point of Interest

Unclaimed Creatures

FREE EVENTS Circuit of Joy The Lab Collective In a time when our everyday lives are

A strange location. An unexpected view. A curious encounter. Where will you go next? Directed by Anna Brownsted, Point of Interest is a unique promenade performance for audiences of one. Par- ticipation is limited and on-site booking is required during the festival. To begin, locate the Tourist Information Booth.

Foyer

12.00 17.00 Fri, Sat and Sun, FREE

Foxy and Husk

FREE EVENTS Circuit of Joy The Lab Collective In a time when our everyday lives are

Pop up to the terrace and discover the magic of Foxy and Husk’s playground. These feral creatures welcome you into their world as they battle away at the tug of war, hula-hoop till they drop and while away the afternoon playing their favourite game of ‘find the biscuit’.

Terrace

12.00 17.00 Sat and Sun, FREE

Promenade

Robert Hesp

FREE EVENTS Circuit of Joy The Lab Collective In a time when our everyday lives are

The tuxedos. The dresses. The limo and cheesy music. A central rite of passage at the hub of contemporary youth culture. But behind the artifice of helium balloons and disco lights, something extraordinarily real cries out. Step through the conven- tions and out on to the dance floor. You are cordially invited to attend Promenade, a brave new performance

installation.

The Hub 12.00 → 13.00 Sunday, FREE Tea Anton Burdakov
The Hub
12.00 → 13.00
Sunday, FREE
Tea
Anton Burdakov

Somehow, rays of light become visible in tea, tracing out crisp planes and edges and forming full three-dimensional figures. This project visualises paths of projected light in black tea.

Studio Rooms

12.00 17.00 Fri, Sat and Sun, FREE

Galen Wainwright

FREE EVENTS Circuit of Joy The Lab Collective In a time when our everyday lives are

Galen Wainwright is a freelance illustrator and artist with a recognisable cartoon and expressionist style. In the Public Spaces he will create a large- scale drawing, whilst responding to and engaging with the audience.

Bar

12.00 17.00 Sunday, FREE

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Dash

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any other experience of ‘intimacy’, there is a moment - a touch - of fear, fear of loss. In a piece no longer than 3 minutes, one audience member takes a journey through this bitersweet fear.

Terrace

13.00 15.00 FREE

Malachy Orozco

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

Using folk, blues, country and Americana, Malachy Orozco tells stories based on his life, yet always slightly removed. One such story is the tale of Mo Rosco, a mysterious musician who lived in Camden for some time, then disappeared.

Terrace

15.00 16.00 FREE

Laurie Ward

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

Laurie Ward is a singer and songwriter from Devon, currently based in Brighton. His sound explores a mix of reggae, folk and acoustic rock.

Terrace

16.00 17.00 FREE

PERFORMANCE SHED SUNDAY
PERFORMANCE SHED
SUNDAY

Lee Harris

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

Lee Harris is a veteran of the avant- garde scene. He was a leading light in the counter-culture movement. Now in his seventies, he is a spoken word artist performing his Angel Headed Hip-Hop with musicians and electronic beats.

Terrace 13.00 → 15.00 FREE Infecta
Terrace
13.00 → 15.00
FREE
Infecta

A young, talented, upcoming musi- cian, whose focus is mainly on vocals. Whether it is gospel, poetry, grime, spo- ken word or rap, he is always involved in it. The name Infecta stands for ‘lyrically sick and influencing others to spit’.

Terrace

15.00 16.00 FREE

Jareth

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

Jareth is one of London’s most refreshing singer/songwriters to emerge from the unsigned scene. Her distinctive style and powerful voice have already captivated audiences and she will surely penetrate the charts in the near future.

Terrace

16.00 17.00 FREE

The Foundation of Loss and Hope

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

The Foundation of Loss and Hope

are starting an archive. One like never before. One about holding on and letting go, and when to do which. Join them for one (or more!) of their 15-minute presentations, where they will attempt to open up, share and grow.

Terrace

13.00 15.00 FREE

JC Kamau

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

A stage version of JC Kamau’s album Mosaic Merkaba. Words, sounds and powerful images that give the audience the opportunity to open their minds and witness positive vibrations.

Terrace

15.00 16.00 FREE

Rob Green

Dash In a very brief encounter, Dash invite you to experience an intimate moment. Like any

Rob Green is a 22 -year-old singer and songwriter from Nottingham. His funky playing style, infectious lyrics and fun loving performances have become a hot topic in his hometown and he is fast becoming one to watch out for in 2012.

Terrace

16.00 17.00 FREE

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION

This year, our Community and Education (C&E) team have worked with a number of organisations to bring arts and theatre out into the community.

We have worked alongside Central’s existing Community Liaison Officer with students at Westminster Kingsway College to encourage them to aim high. Through engaging in performance workshops with youth workers at Somerstown Community Centre we have introduced new approaches to learning and through our work with Pimento Community Project we were successful in providing an environment where an 11-year-old boy could read aloud for the first time ever!

Not only this, but we have programmed a number of workshops and performances which encompass the values of the C&E Department and showcase the work of companies who are also passionate about making theatre accessible and fun!

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION This year, our Community and Education (C&E) team have worked with a number
COMMUNITY & EDUCATION This year, our Community and Education (C&E) team have worked with a number

Central Workshop

Friday 1 June 2012

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION This year, our Community and Education (C&E) team have worked with a number

Facilitators: Richard Harrison (Central) and Louise Ryder (AF)

The workshop will start with some warm-up games, followed by a vision- ing exercise and a discussion about the students’ responses. It will also focus on applications and the interview or audition process for various courses at Central School of Speech & Drama.

The Hub

9.30 12.30 CLOSED EVENT

William

The Flanagan Collective Friday 1 June 2012

William loves books, he can’t get enough of them. One day he finds himself in a magical bookshop and accidentally stumbles into his own adventure that literally takes him to the end of the world. Between William and Polly, they must find their way back through history and reality to The Forest at the Centre of the World, where they have to climb through the sky and remake the world as we now know it.

A heart-warming performance for the whole family to enjoy, followed by a workshop facilitated by The Flanagan Collective.

The Clore 10.00 → 13.00 CLOSED EVENT
The Clore
10.00 → 13.00
CLOSED EVENT

Headway

Saturday 2 June 2012

Facilitators: Galen Wainwright (Art- ist), Julie (Headway Facilitator), Natalie Raaum (AF)

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION This year, our Community and Education (C&E) team have worked with a number

Arts workshop in which Galen Wain- wright will lead the members of Headway in creating self-portraits merged with a public figure that they admire, through sketch art. A brain injury can instantly change your life. The brain is fragile and once it is damaged, there can be devastating

consequences. Headway North London (HWNL) is a support group for those with, or affected by, brain injury includ- ing survivors, carers, family and friends. We provide a number of support services and campaign for greater awareness of brain injury. HWNL covers all of North London (UK) including Camden, Isling- ton, Westminster, Barnet, Brent, Enfield and Haringey.

The Clore

10.00 12.00 CLOSED EVENT

Chickenshed

Workshop

Saturday 2 June 2012

Facilitators: Paul Morrall , Charlie Kemp and Loren Jacobs (Chickenshed)

COMMUNITY & EDUCATION This year, our Community and Education (C&E) team have worked with a number

Chickenshed’s performance of Crime of the Century will be followed by a workshop exploring, in sensitive ways, both the subject matter of the piece and the performance techniques used to portray that subject matter. The work- shop is fully supported by Chickenshed’s professional facilitators and is open to all ages. Activities will range across all the performing arts disciplines.

For more information about the perfor- mance see p.6

The Clore

11.00 13.00

£7

The ticket for this event includes both Chickenshed’s performance and workshop

2012 FESTIVAL TEAM

Credits

Karl Rouse/ Co-Founder

Louise Ryder / Executive Director Laura Macrae / Deputy Executive Director

Andrea de la Cruz /

Director of Events & Fundraising Neleswa Mclean-Thorne / Director of Community & Education Svetlana Karadimova / Marketing Director

Amy Insole / Producer of the Studio Claire Dunk / Producer of the Clore Loretta O’Neill / Producer of the Hub Naomi Nekesa / Producer of Public Spaces

Annabelle Stapelton-Crittenden/

Co-Producer of the Hub and Marketing Officer Ben Weatherill / Co-producer of the Studio and Director of Development Billy London / Co-Producer of Public Spaces and Events Production Manager Carey Fitzhugh / Co-Producer of Public Spaces and Community & Education Officer Ellie Stamp / Co-Producer of the Hub and Community & Education Officer Gaia Harvey-Jackson / Co-Producer of the Studio and Public Relations Officer Jemma Harrison / Co-Producer of the Clore and Video & Social Media Officer Kate Elliott / Co-Producer of the Studio and Events & Fundraising Officer Natalie Raaum / Co-Producer of the Clore and Events Production Manager Sophie Grodin / Co-Producer of the Hub and Events & Fundraising Officer

Jari Laakso / Production Manager Joella Tepper / Deputy Production Manager Cecily Rabey / Technical Manager Kelley Griffiths / TPM Coordinator George Cook / Stage Manager Joanne Clisby/ Stage Manager Zoe Spurr / Lighting Design George Leslie / Sound Design Kieran O’Brien / Media Production Gareth Wide / Chief Electrician

Joel Enfield / Web design Miglena Minkova / Graphic design 075 969 333 22 miglenaminkova.com

Thank you!

The Accidental Festival would not be possible without the generous support of the following people:

Central School of Speech & Drama Roundhouse Fidelio Charitable Trust

Gavin Henderson CBE Karl Rouse Caroline Townsend Anna Faulkner Susan Emmanuel Bethany Anne Macdonald Louise Jones Adam Parker Richard Harrison Sue Brymer

Maintenance, Technical Support Department and all staff at Central for their invaluable support

Ben Giddins and Central Students’ Union

Our mentors

Eva Liparova

Lisa Macfarlane

Lindsey Bowden

Maddy Jones

Laura Milnes

Henry Atwater

Sylvia Harrison Sarah-Jane Brion Ranjit Atwal and the Roundhouse staff for their pa- tience, support and guidance through- out the year

Simon Rees & The London 2012 Inspire Programme

Steve Moore & The Big Society Network Doug Richard & Web Fuelled Business Steve Harper & Theatre 503 Francis Grin & Finborough Theatre Rob Drummer & High Tide Festival Ed Whiting and Hen Norton Greg Tallent

White Light Stage Electrics Oliver & Stress Free Print

Lock 17, Camden The Priory, Kilburn Me Love Sushi Swiss Cottage Costa Coffee Swiss Cottage Odeon Ye Olde Swiss Pub

Fraser Rutherford

Keith Anderson

Michael Denny

http://www.michaeldennymusic.com/

Simon Denny

www.simondennyapps.com

Natalie Jordan

www.sparklesparklecakes.co.uk

Our generous crowdfunding supporters

Ambassador

Mr Tak Kei Chan & Family

Supporters

Miss Nuria Alcala Ms Andrea De La Cruz Barral Mr Eoin Carey Mr Matthew D’Agostino Ms Sophie D’Agostino Mr Stephen D’Agostino Mr Alan Fielden Miss Sarah Ford Maria Jose Barral Gonzalez Mr Alex Green Mr Gerald de Groot The Harrison Family Mr Duncan Harvey Mrs Karen Howard Miss Leanne Kelman Miss Eva Liparova Mr Iain Louden Mr Mark Mckirdy Miss Neleswa Mclean-Thorne Ms Penny Mitchell Ms Alison Musset Mr Philip Nottingham Mr Fred Raaum Miss Leanne Rivers Ms Ana Palomero Ruiz Mrs Michelle Ryder

Mrs Tina Schwarz Miss Ellie Stamp Miss Rachel Walker Mr Edward Whiting Mr Tim Wright Anne Strachan

Robert Harm

Holly Henshaw

Maike Koch

All of our wonderful ushers and crew from across BA Theatre Practice

And of course all of our artists, without whom there wouldn’t be an Accidental Festival!

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