Collaboration Day & Fringe Favourites

The Friday before last saw Collision Theory come together in the canny North for a collaboration day at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, as part of our Summer Sublets residency. We met some fantastic and inspiring practitioners all either mid-residency or similarly to us, eager to get started. We had some stimulating conversations, ate some top notch Yorkshire sarnies and shared the methods we use to devise and create. We put the notion of ‘26.2’ out there and the conversations were rich in the provocations they offered, inspiring in their personal connections to the topic in hand and generous in their visions. We spoke a lot about the primitive nature of running and the desire to be fit and strong, discussing the potential of the human body and mind over matter. We talked about the notion of building your own mountains to climb and why we have an innate longing to do this…and then some.

Our Summer Sublets residency begins on Monday. Keep an eye out for details about our sharing of work, coming soon…

While we have you – a few of us have been up to the Edinburgh Fringe over the last couple of weeks to support some of our fantastically talented friends, seek out new and inspiring practitioners and get our creative juices well and truly flowing. If you’re planning a trip up, we have some recommendations for you (we’ve stuck to theatre though we saw some great comedy, dance, music etc. too)…

Inheritance Blues, Dugout Theatre (Pleasance Courtyatd)
Lorraine & Alan, Bucket Club (Pleasance Dome)
Broke, The Paper Birds (Pleasance Dome)
Mush and Me, NANCY Collective (Underbelly, Cowgate)
Pondling, Gúna Nua (Underbelly, Cowgate)
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Little Soldier Productions (ZOO Venues)
Lungs, Paines Plough (Summerhall @ Roundabout)
Confirmation, Chris Thorpe (Northern Stage at Kings Hall)
A Series of Increasingley Impossible Acts, Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre Company (Northern Stage at Kings Hall)

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