Fiction

By Glen Neath and David Rosenberg

Sound by Max & Ben Ringham

Video work by Susanne Dietz

Produced by Fuel


Cast: Christopher Brett Bailey, Colin Michael Carmichael, Karen Cogan, Cath Dyson, Lloyd Hutchinson and Eugénie Pastor

Cast for Scratch: Gemma Brockis, Jenna Watt and Simon Kane


You are invited to a lecture. You know that the subject is probably important and it would be useful to hear what the speaker has to say but you can’t keep your eyes open

You will fall asleep and you will dream

But you won’t be alone in your dream; everyone else will be there with you. And you will have a chaperone who knows the landscape and will attend to you. So nothing can go wrong...


Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy

Or it is an opportunity to get a 60 minute nap


Fiction is not suitable for insomniacs


Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, 4,5 October 2014  artsbournemouth.org.uk

Oxford Playhouse, 9,10 October 2014 oxfordplayhouse.com

Malvern Theatre, 14 October 2014 malvern-theatres.co.uk

mac, Birmingham, 16,17 October 2014 macbirmingham.co.uk

Axis Arts Centre, Crewe, 23 October 2014 axisartscentre.org.uk

The Junction, Cambridge, 28,29 October 2014 junction.co.uk

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 30 October 2014 essex.ac.uk/artson5

Folkestone Quarterhouse, 31 October 2014 quarterhouse.co.uk

Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, 1 November 2014 tomthumbtheatre.co.uk

The Continental, Preston, 7,8 November 2014 newcontinental.net

Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 27,28 February 2015 unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

BAC, London, 3-21 March 2015 bac.org.uk

BAC, London, 7-17 July 2015 bac.org.uk

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Sussex, 19 July 2015 latitudefestival.com

Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Ace Dome, Pleasance, 5-30 August 2015 pleasance.co.uk

Hamar, Norway, 6 October 2016

Globalize Festival, Freihandelszone-Ensemblenetzwerk, Cologne, 21 November 2016 freihandelszone.org

Wolverhampton Arena, 9 February 2017 wlv.ac.uk

UCLan, Preston, 11 February 2017 uclan.ac.uk

Northern Stage, Newcastle, 14,15 February 2017 northernstage.co.uk

The Lowry, Salford, 17 February 2017 thelowry.com

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, 7-10 November 2017 bikeshedtheatre.co.uk

Showbox Festival, Riksteatret, Oslo, 29,30 November 2017 showbox.no

BAC, London, 6-8 February 2018 bac.org.uk


Scratch performance:

FuelFest, BAC, London, 9 November 2013


‘As soon as it's over - even earlier, in fact, while it's still going on - it starts to lapse from your memory, fading like an afterimage on your retina. It's the equivalent of a self-destructing letter. It exists to disappear. That's a fascinating prospect: a self-defeating show; theatre so ephemeral it might as well not have happened... Fiction makes for a unique theatrical encounter about the power of suggestion and the workings of your subconscious’ - Matt Trueman, Whatsonstage ★★★★

‘The piece is disorientating and incredibly, intentionally slippery’ - Natasha Tripney, The Stage ★★★★

‘It’s terrifically clever, cunningly manipulative, and fun – provided you’re not scared of the dark’ - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘The production is slick. It’s beyond slick; it’s incredible. At one point we walk into a room and it fucking smells different’ - Mary Haltom, Exeunt Magazine


Click here for reviews


Trailer by Susanne Dietz here

The Future Laboratory interview here

The Vile Blog interview here


Commissioned by Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Junction and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award

Developed through Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation


Wedding

Conceived and created by Glen Neath and Hannah Ringham with Christopher Brett Bailey & Kazuko Hohki

Wedding is the second presentation by glen and hannah, an ongoing partnership between Glen Neath and Hannah Ringham


Performed by Hannah Ringham, Christopher Brett Bailey & Kazuko Hohki

Directed by Ed Stambollouian

Designed by Glen Neath & Alison Neighbour

Costume design by Alison Neighbour

Sound design by Sarah Weltman

Lighting design by William Adams


Our miracle lies in the path we choose together. And we enter into it knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes, but to invite them into our hearts. Let us commit until death parts us

The big day has arrived. We invite you to join us for Wedding


Work-in-progress demo at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 23 November 2013

Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 24-29 June 2014 shoreditchtownhall.com

Forest Fringe Edinburgh Festival, Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, 11 August, 2014 forestfringe.co.uk


Commissioned and supported by Shoreditch Town Hall. Co-produced by Shoreditch Town Hall and glen & hannah

Click here for trailer by Floro Azqueta



Unpack

Text by Glen Neath and Neil Bennun

Video design by Suse Dietz

Work-in-progress demo, with Hannah Ringham and Tom Lyall, SPRINT Festival, Camden People’s Theatre, 28,29 March 2014


Unpack is an enquiry into how we construct memory, a demonstration of the tragic effects of living without myth and an increasingly absurd skirting around an unspeakable loss

Two people fight over ownership of their shared history. They pluck their memories from a past that has been relocated into the cloud, where all things, all facts, and all people past, present and future exist simultaneously in time and space



Ring

Conceived/directed by David Rosenberg

Written by Glen Neath

Sound by Ben and Max Ringham

Produced by Fuel


You may not know us by name, but we will probably seem familiar. Maybe we have driven you home, engaged you in small talk, smiled at you across a crowded train

We are the reassuring voices in your ear (not the ones in your head - they are your own business)

You are already a valued member of the group and we're thinking about you more and more

Ring is a sound journey in complete darkness and an antidote to choice

The audience wear headphones that amplify the intimate details of the room, transporting you to another room that is very similar to the one that you entered

But in this room you have been recognised


Winner: Best Sound Design, The Off West End Theatre Awards 2014 (The Offies)


BAC, Lavender Hill, London, 11-28 March 2013 bac.org.uk

The Albany, Canada Water Culture Space at Canada Water Library, 3 April 2013 thealbany.org.uk

Brighton Festival at The Basement, 24,25 May 2013 brightonfestival.org

BAC, Lavender Hill, London, 30 July to August 3 2013 bac.org.uk

Oxford Playhouse, 6,7 August 2013 oxfordplayhouse.com

Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Ace Dome, Pleasance, 19-24 August 2013 pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh

The MAC, Belfast, 19,20 September 2013 themaclive.com

The Junction, Cambridge, 25 September 2013 junction.co.uk

Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, 26 September 2013 tomthumbtheatre.co.uk

The Continental, Preston, 28 September 2013 newcontinental.net

Pavillion Dance Terrace, Lower Gardens, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, 1,2 October 2013 artsbournemouth.org.uk

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 6,7 February 2014 aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

West Yorkshire Playhouse, 28,29 March 2014 7pm wyp.org.uk

BAC, Lavender Hill, London, 30 September to 11 October 2014 bac.org.uk

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Sussex, 18 July 2015 latitudefestival.com


Cast: Simon Kane with Nigel Barrett, Cath Dyson, Louise Ford, Mandy Lawrence, Tom Lyall, Finlay Robertson and Greg Wohead


Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria, 3 October 2012 breweryarts.co.uk

Axis Arts Centre, Crewe, 4 October 2012 axisartscentre.org.uk

Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 10 October 2012 parabolaartscentre.co.uk

Bristol Old Vic, 16-20 October 2012 bristololdvic.org.uk

Lighthouse, Poole, 23 October 2012 lighthousepoole.co.uk

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 31 October & 1 November 2012 warwickartscentre.co.uk

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 15 November 2012 essex.ac.uk/artson5

Tramway, Glasgow, 20,21 November 2012 tramway.org


Cast: Guy Dartnell with Cath Dyson, Louise Ford, Fionn Gill, Mandy Lawrence, Tom Lyall, Brian O’Sullivan and Anthony Shuster


Preview at Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 17,18 February 2012 unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk


Work in development shows at Warwick Arts Centre, 2,3 February 2012 warwickartscentre.co.uk


Cast: Guy Dartnell with Ian Ashpitel, Gemma Brockis, Fionnuala Dority, Cath Dyson, Tom Espiner, Louise Ford, Dominic Hawksley, Mandy Lawrence, Vic Mosley, Hannah Ringham, Iain Robertson, Nahel Tzegai and Katerina Watson


This is experiential theatre in the true sense of the word, and is a powerful and provocative work … Works like these redefine theatre … I urge you to take part in this unique and innovative work. I guarantee it will be unlike anything you've experienced - Emma Cole, One Stop Arts ★★★★★

This piece is disconcerting, unnerving, intense, captivating, extremely clever, intriguing and unique … I cannot recommend it highly enough, this is an absolute must “see” - Rhiannon Lawson, Whatsonstage ★★★★★

I was left with a deep sense of unease that followed me from the shadows for the rest of the evening. I’m still not entirely clear what happened in that room, but I haven’t been affected by a show as profoundly in a long time - Olivia Solon, Wired


Click here for reviews


Photo and trailer by Susanne Dietz here

Glasgow Tramway audience testimonials here

Interview with David Rosenberg and Glen Neath here

Interview in the Bristol Post here

10 Things I’ve Learned About Ring... by talking to it’s audiences - Maddy Costa here


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Funded by Arts Council England