Eurohouse to perform at Ovalhouse from 25-29 Apr

Eurohouse

Eurohouse

Following a critically-acclaimed run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas’s Total Theatre-nominated EUROHOUSE, co-produced by FellSwoop Theatre, continues its national UK tour until 17 June.

“Bienvenue. Kalosórisma. Welcome. We are so happy to see you all here. Some of you we know rather well, some of you we don’t. But it doesn’t matter, you all look… stunning.”

Two performers – one Greek, one French – dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the Eurohouse. A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way.

Made in transit between Greece and the UK, EUROHOUSE was developed with the help and support of Bios Athens, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, MAYK, Wardrobe Theatre, CPT & Incoming Festival.

“This wonderfully playful, intimate and ultimately moving show … constantly pits idealism against self-interest and pragmatism.” ★★★★ —The Guardian

★★★★ — A Younger Theatre

★★★★ — StageTalk Magazine

“A powerful, important and subtle piece of theatre which might well make you rethink the EU.” — Exeunt

“Timely and refreshing” ★★★★ — The Reviews Hub

Nominated for the Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form.

EUROHOUSE

Performance Dates Thursday 26 January—Saturday 17 June (touring)

Running time 60 minutes

Locations Jan 26-28 Birmingham Repertory Theatre

New dates added

Jun 5 Pulse Festival @ New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

box office | 01473 295900

Jun 14 –17 Tobacco Factory Theatres (Press – Thu 15 June)

(in a double bill with Infinity Pool by Bea Roberts) box office | 0117 902 0344

Twitter @fellswooptheatr #Eurohouse

Website www.fellswooptheatre.com

Creators & performers Nasi Voutsas & Bertrand Lesca

About FellSwoop

Based in Bristol (UK), FellSwoop pioneers a unique and innovative form of theatre that explores the relationship between live music and the stage. FellSwoop works as a collaborative ensemble – sharing ideas and shaping socio-political material through performance.

Associated with Bristol Old Ferment and previously developing work with the Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ and Tobacco Factory Theatres, the company won the Methuen Drama Emerging Artists’ Award (Belleville Rendez-vous), the Critics’ Choice Award at Ignite Festival and were nominated for a Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2015 (for Ablutions).

BERTRAND LESCA

Bertrand has assisted Peter Brook (A Magic Flute – World Tour) and Declan Donellan (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore; Ubu Roi – World Tour). Bertrand has experience working abroad with venues, international companies and festivals including the Festival of Performing Arts (Hong-Kong) and Perth International Festival (Australia).

Directing credits with FellSwoop Theatre include: Ghost Opera (Lowry, Tobacco Factory Theatres); To Know How You Stand (Warwick Arts Centre); Ablutions based on the novel by Patrick DeWitt (Bristol Old Vic); Five Days in March and Current Location by Toshiki Okada (Madrid Fringe); By the Bog of Cats (Warwick Arts Centre).

Assistant directing credits include: Ubu Roi, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Declan Donnellan / Cheek by Jowl); Une Flute Enchantée (Peter Brook / C.I.C.T); Austerlitz based on the novel by W.G Sebald (Jerome Combier & Pierre Nouvel / Festival Internationale d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence).

NASI VOUTSAS

Nasi graduated from East 15 Acting School where he studied on the Acting and Contemporary theatre course. He is co-founder of ANTLER, where he writes, performs and plays music.

Theatre credits: Phillip in If I Were Me (ANTLER, Soho Theatre/The Bush); Dusk (Fevered Sleep; Young Vic and touring); Wodwo in Where the White Stops (ANTLER, The Bush); Mark in This Way Up (ANTLER); Noah in Maria,1968 (ANTLER); Yuri in The Altitude Brothers (Snuff Box); Athanasis in The Idiots (National Theatre Studio).