Close Up - Litmus Fest
28th Sep 2017 - 29th Sep 2017
Main House - Pleasance London
Close Up is a new multi-media production about censorship in the post-truth era. This hilarious and poignant comedy tells the story of Clive, a 1960s Polari comedian, and eighty- year-old Grace, in art Gigi, overnight internet sensation and protagonist of a factual documentary about sex.
In 1968 the Theatre Acts abolished censorship of the theatre paving the way for freedom of speech across all media. Half a century later we are allowed to show and witness the unimaginable. But are we really free to assert our individuality? And if it isn’t government law, what are the systems regulating speech in the post-truth era?
Be part of this story
We are pleased to announce the first stage of our new work in progress to be presented as part of Litmus Fest at the Pleasance, Islington, 28 and 29 September.
Support the work by offering your feedback on the work at one of the showcases.
Developed by Emilia Teglia with Zeynep Dagli
Produced by Hannah Tookey
During the month of August, the Pleasance relocates to Edinburgh to run 27 performance spaces at the Festival Fringe. In summer 2016, it became a hive of R&D activity for developing new work. Following the success of this, in 2017 we are pleased to once again be presenting Litmus Fest, supporting theatremakers to experiment and offering audiences the opportunity to see a range of new and exciting work!
Litmus Fest Offer: Buy tickets for any 2 performances for £10 or for all 6 performances for £24 London Met Offer: £5 tickets with promo code: LONDONMET