Coma

Presented by D A R K F I E L D


Creators: Glen Neath & David Rosenberg

Producers: Andrea Salazar & Victoria Eyton

Production Assistant:  Sara Codrington


Technical Designer - George Tomlinson

Production Manager: Rich Irvine

Lighting Consultant: Sarah Readman

Set Builders: Callum Mercer, Thomas Shannon, Joe Iredale, Simon Bishop, Sam Thornber

Technicians: Liam Rudd, Greg Jordan, Eren Celikdemir, Adam Wileman, Francis Botu


Imagine the moment of waking up is actually the moment when your dream begins. In light of this new, and strange reality how can we save you from the unspeakable horrors that lurk in the dark recesses of your own mind? The only cure we offer is a placebo and a promise.

Please remember when you leave to take your body with you.


‘How nice - to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive’ - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5


Coma is the third project in David Rosenberg and Glen Neath’s ongoing D A R K F I E L D venture, which sites short experiences in completely dark shipping containers


Cast: Simon Kane with Serena Bobowski, Noa Bodner and Christopher Brett Bailey

Very special thanks to Miila Dietz for the outro song

Special thanks to Kathryn Bond.

Thanks to: Taragh Bissett, Adela Bonoval, Anna Edwards-McConway, Bryn Fitch, Manna Mostaghim, Helen Paszyn, Emily Walters, Aidan Yorath


Upcoming performances:

Perth, Australia, 15 January - 14 February 2021 darkfield.com.au


Performances to date:

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 31 July - 25 August 2019 summerhall.co.uk

Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, 16-21 September 2019 canarywharf.com

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide (Australian premiere), 14 February - 15 March 2020 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, 28 February - 22 March 2020 darkfield.org


‘Coma is an injection of adrenaline that won’t leave you for hours’ - Frankie Goodway, Fest ★★★★

‘An immersive experience like no other’ - Phoebe O’Brien, The Sunday Times

‘A popular explanation of the enduring popularity of horror is that it provides “a rehearsal for death”. That’s just what Coma is’ - Rory Ford, The Scotsman ★★★★

‘COMA can lay claim to being the most unique production of the festival’ - Brett Herriot, ScotsGay ★★★★★


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Image by Stephen Dobbie







Flight Paths

Maria Oshodi - Co-Director

Kumiko Mendl - Co-Director

Julie Osman - Assistant Director

Vicki Amedume - Movement Director

Glen Neath - Writer

Tarim - Technologist

Thor McIntyre-Burnie - Sound Designer

Nao Nagai - Lighting Designer

Becky Minto - Set and Costume Designer

Terry Braun - Projections

Sarah Houbolt - Performer

Amelia Cavallo - Performer

Victoria Oruwari - Performer (recorded)

Takashi Kikuchi - Performer (recorded)


Flight Paths explores aerial movement, song, narrative and live description, and creates innovative ways to deliver accessible live performance that break down the barriers between sighted and visually impaired audiences. Inspired by the traditions of Biwa Hoshi players - blind itinerant performers from medieval Japan - four visually impaired artists will explore their personal stories of migration to the UK


Performances:

R&D sharing, Circus Space Creation Studio, 11 January 2017


Harlow Playhouse, 5 February 2019 harlowplayhouse.co.uk

Stratford Circus, London, 8,9 February 2019 stratford-circus.com

Theatre Clwyd, 15,16 February 2019 theatrclwyd.com

The Curve, Leicester, 19,20 February 2019 curveonline.co.uk

The Albany, London, 1,2 March 2019 thealbany.org.uk

The Arena, Wolverhampton, 5 March 2019 wlv.ac.uk/arena-theatre


‘For those blind or partially sighted, this aims to offer a richer than usual experience. In doing so, it also gives the whole audience an unusual and entertaining presentation of international talent.’ - British Theatre Guide

‘At once satirical and moving; thought-provoking and exciting, this Anglo-Japanese production is multi-cultural, multi-sensory and multi-layered.’ - Disability Arts Online

‘A show that has gentleness, kindness, humour […] and honesty woven into its subtle tales’ - East Midlands Theatre

‘Extant and Yellow Earth Theatre have pulled off an ambitious feat, marrying acrobatics, partially sighted performers and Japanese culture’ - Japan Society


Photo by Christopher Andreou

Funded by the Arts Council



DIE OR RUN

Hannah Ringham - Performer/writer

Glen Neatn - Writer

Alberto Ruiz Soler - Sound Design

Floro Azqueta - Film and photography

Louise Mari - Dramaturg

Dr Colette Hirsch - Consultant


DIE OR RUN is the third presentation in the ongoing partnership between Hannah Ringham and Glen Neath


The 1980s. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has pronounced that 'there is no such thing as society'. Die or Run is about society and politics, self-help and anxiety, big hair and 80s disco.


DIE OR RUN explores worry, social anxiety, panic and how our mental health might be connected to current and inherited political policy


A collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Psychology, Hannah Ringham, Glen Neath and Dr Colette Hirsch, brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s. Funded by Arts Council England


Arts in Mind event, King’s College London, 25 October 2017 kcl.ac.uk

Arts in Mind Festival, Theatre Deli Old Library, 8 June 2018 theatredeli.co.uk

Great British F*ck Off Festival, Theatre Deli Old Library, 28 March 2019 theatredeli.co.uk

Theatre Deli Broadgate, 3-5 May 2019 theatredeli.co.uk

Shoreditch Town Hall (Edinburgh Previews), July 18-20 2019 shoreditchtownhall.com

Greenside Emerald Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 19-24 August 2019 edfringe.com


‘Die or Run is both a frighteningly authentic representation of anxiety and a surreal trip that feels like sitting on the edge of a panic attack. It might be one of the weirdest nights at this year’s fringe, but it might also just be one of the best.’ - Francesca Peschier, The Stage ★★★★

‘A bewildering, boldly-executed stream of consciousness performance-piece, Die or Run grapples with panic attacks, disco tracks, and the still searingly-radioactive fallout of Thatcherism.’ - Dave Fargnoli, Exeunt


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Flight

Presented by D A R K F I E L D


Creators: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath

Producers:  Andrea Salazar & Victoria Eyton

Production & Finance Assistant:  Sara Codrington

Production Manager: Cecily Rabey

Technical Manager: Calum Mercer

Technical Designer: George Tomlinson

Lighting Associate: Sarah Readman

Technician & Automation: Ian Moore


“Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to direct your attention to the on-board safety demonstration and ask that for the next twenty minutes you give us your full attention. In the unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure alternative scenarios will be provided. Next of kin will be provided”


The many worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics proposes that every time there is more than one possible outcome, all of them occur. Countless worlds of varying similarity where anything that can happen is already happening.

Maybe there is some comfort in knowing that however ill advised your choices have been - there is a version of you who made better ones and is suffering from less regret and embarrassment


‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return’ - Leonardo da Vinci


Flight is the second project in David Rosenberg and Glen Neath’s ongoing D A R K F I E L D venture, which sites short experiences in completely dark shipping containers


Cast:  Nigel Barrett and Eugénie Pastor

Thanks to: Matilda Bailey, Taragh Bissett, Tim Blazdel, Adam Burton, Melissa Chambers, Yeonsoo Cho, Kirsty Clark, Jamie Dorward, Nic Frank, Gabrielle Gillott, Caroline Gray, Pezhvok Joshigani, Laura Korycka, Siobhan Massey, Beverley Matthews, Calum Mercer, Manna Mostaghim, Alexander Mugnaioni, Alex Neumayer, Helen Paszyn, Kathryn Pearson, Siria Rutstein, Juan Salazar, Becky-Dee Trevenen, Charlie Vickers-Willis, Davis Vilcans, Emily Walters, Emma Wood, Lisa Worthington, Aidan Yorath, Beth Yorath


Upcoming performances:

Perth, Australia, 15 January - 14 February 2021 darkfield.com.au


Performances to date:

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Sussex, 13-15 July 2018 latitudefestival.com

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1-26 August 2018 summerhall.co.uk

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, 21 November - 2 December 2018 dartington.org

Vault Festival, London, 20-27 February 2019 vaultfestival.com

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide (Australian premiere), 15 February - 17 March 2019 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, 16-21 September 2019 canarywharf.com

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, Australia, 19 September - 5 October 2019 darkfield.com.au

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 27 September - 7 October 2019 lpac.co.uk

Queensbridge Square, Melbourne, Australia, 30 October - 8 December 2019 darkfield.com.au

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 11 December - 8 January 2020 darkfield.com.au

Perth, Australia, 17 January - 16 February 2020 darkfield.com.au

Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity, Lakeside Arts, 15-23 February 2020 lakesidearts.org

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, 20 February - 15 March 2020 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, 28 February - 22 March 2020 darkfield.org

Mandurah, Australia, 4-20 December 2020 darkfield.com.au


‘What Rosenberg and Neath do with Flight is to harness the very uncertainty of pretending, and in doing so create an experience that’s properly exhilarating. It’s a perfectly programmed high-art theme park ride, a reminder of one’s closeness at all times to death that spits you out into the sunlight feeling palpably, certainly, alive’ - Ben Kulvichit, Exeunt Magazine

‘It’s a truly singular and provocative piece of art’ - Evan Popplestone, Cinema’s Fringes ★★★★★

‘One can only hope that this is the future of all live entertainment’ - Siri Hedreen, EdFest Magazine ★★★★★


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Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic


Co-commissioned by Latitude Festival, Dartington Arts and Realscape Productions

Funded by Arts Council England



Séance

Presented by D A R K F I E L D


Creators: Glen Neath & David Rosenberg

Producer: Andrea Salazar

Production Assistant: Sara Codrington

Technical Designer: George Tomlinson


We will not prey upon the paranoid, the bereaved, the credulous, the wide-eyed, the weak or the inbred... in return we ask you proceed with an open-mind

Séance is an entertainment only and we cannot hold the medium responsible for the outcome


‘The most important thing in this world is the destruction of superstition. Superstition interferes with the happiness of mankind. Superstition is a terrible serpent, reaching in frightful coils from heaven to earth and thrusting its poisoned fangs into the hearts of men. While I live, I am going to do what little I can for the destruction of this monster’ - Robert Green Ingersoll (1886)


Séance is the third collaboration between David Rosenberg and Glen Neath, the first in their ongoing D A R K F I E L D venture. Sited in a shipping container, Séance is a 15 minute presentation in complete darkness


Cast (preview): Angela Clerkin and David Rosenberg

Thanks to: Phoebe Hitt, Ewa Owsiak, Georgina Thomas


Cast: Tom Lyall

Thanks to: Isobel Algar, Taragh Bissett, Melissa Chambers, Alexandra Donnachie, Caroline Gray, Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Dani Jacobs, Stanley Lin, Beverley Matthews, Manna Mostaghim, Alexander Mugnaioni, Lydia O’Sullivan, Helen Paszyn, Siria Rutstein, Becky-Dee Trevenen, Emily Walters, Charlie Vickers-Willis, Aidan Yorath


Mexican version translated by Esteban Garza


Cast (Spanish language premiere): Eduardo Arcelus

Thanks to: Anna Alvarez, Neus Cáceres, Valeria Giusti, Dayana Tellerias, Alejandra Pareira, Dolores Reynals, Mario Ruiz, Sahba Saberian


Upcoming performances:

Perth, Australia, 15 January - 14 February 2021 darkfield.com.au


Performances to date:

Preview: Derelict Festival, Preston Flag Market, 11-16 April 2016 derelictlive.org

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Sussex, 14-17 July 2016 latitudefestival.com

The Future Laboratory Global Futures Forum, Shoreditch Town Hall, 12 October 2016 globalfuturesforum

Birmingham REP Centenary Square, 18-29 October 2016 birmingham-rep.co.uk

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-26 August 2017 summerhall.co.uk

Warwick Castle, 21-31 October 2017 warwickcastle.com

Jubilee Square, Brighton, 27-29 October 2017 brightondome.org

Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia, 26 October - 12 November 2017 seancelive.com

The Rocks, Sydney, Australia, 22 November - 10 December 2017 therocks.com

Elizabeth Quay, Perth, Australia, 19 January - 10 February 2018 fringeworld.com.au

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, Australia, 15 February - 19 March 2018 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, 28 February - 5 March 2018 dartington.org

Almeida Theatre, London, 3-6 April 2018 almeida.co.uk

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 11 July - 29 August 2018 seancelive.com

Brisbane Festival, Australia, 8-29 September 2018 brisbanefestival.com.au

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 3-8 October 2018 lpac.co.uk

Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 10-16 October 2018 theatredeli.co.uk

Manchester Royal Exchange, 19-31 October 2018 royalexchange.co.uk

Warwick Castle, 20 October - 4 November 2018 warwickcastle.com

Geelong, Australia, 25 October - 4 November 2018 seancelive.com

Monterrey, Mexico (Mexican language premiere), 21 November 2018 - 1 January 2019 seance.mx

Parque Centro, Saltillo, Mexico, 5 January - 3 March 2019 seance.mx

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 9 January - 6 February 2019 darkfield.com.au

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, Australia, 15 February - 17 March 2019 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Vault Festival, London, 23 January - 17 March 2019 vaultfestival.com

Yagan Square, Perth, Australia, 27 March - 14 April 2019 darkfield.co.au

Globofest, Saltillo, Mexico, 6,7 April 2019 seance.mx

Museo del Desierto, Saltillo, Mexico, 16-21 April 2019 seance.mx

Corredor Cultural Alejo Peralta, Santa Fé, Mexico, 27 April - 9 June 2019 seance.mx

Red Square, Hobart, Tasmania, 6-30 June 2019 darkfield.com.au

Autocinema Coyote, Insurgentes Sur, Mexico City, 13 June - 27 July 2019 seance.mx

Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1 August - 15 September 2019 seance.mx

Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, 16-21 September 2019 canarywharf.com

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, Australia, 19 September - 5 October 2019 darkfield.com.au

Fiestas de Octubre, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1 October - 1 November 2019 seance.mx

Bram Stoker Festival, Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin, 25-31 October 2019 bramstokerfestival.com

Parque Centro, Saltillo, Mexico, 18 December 2019 - 25 January 2020 seance.mx

Perth, Australia, 17 January - 16 February 2020 darkfield.com.au

Tijuana Cultural Centro, Mexico, 1-28 February 2020

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, 14 February - 15 March 2020 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, 28 February - 22 March 2020 darkfield.org


Séance is Rosenberg and Neath’s best collaboration to date, a creepy and manipulative miniature which unsettles and makes you question not just your senses but what you actually believe’- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 4★★★★

’It was brilliant, mischievous audio trickery’ - Harriet Fitch Little, Financial Times

‘Seance felt perfectly contained and completely absorbing, spine-tingling’ - Lauren Mooney, The Stage 4★★★★


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Photo by Fiona Blyth


Click here for trailer by Susanne Dietz

Click here for WIRED article ‘You can watch this play in the dark - just don’t forget to wear headphones’

Click here for ‘Into the darkness: an interview with Glen Neath’ by Edwina McEachran


Commissioned by Latitude Festival & Derelict. Funded by Arts Council England




The Arabian Nights

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4 broadcast as BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial on 6 & 13 December 2015


New adaptation by Glen Neath

Sound by Alisdair McGregor

Music by Michael Ward

Directed and produced by Boz Temple-Morris


Cast in order of appearance:

Nadim Sawalha ... Narrator

Indira Varma ... Ata Madri

Nabil Elouahabi ... Shahrayar / Apothecary / Shop Keeper / Fisherman / Friend  / Bakbak

Laura Hanna ... Shaharazad / Marjanaeh / Maid / Young Woman

Ewan Bailey ... Clive / King Yunan / Paramedic / Steward

Nayef Rashed ... Taxi Driver / Hasan / Hangman

Noa Bodner ... Ali Baba’s Wife / Cook / Fish / Jewish Physician’s Wife / Mother

Muzz Khan ... Ali Baba / Lame Young Man / Executioner / Al-Haddar / Blind Beggar 1

Noof McEwan ... Cassim / Robber 2 / King of the City’s Vizier / Blind Beggar 2

Alyssa Kyria ... Cassim’s Wife / Receptionist / Tailor’s Wife / Old Woman / Nurse

Niall Ashdown ... Cobbler / Vizier / Passerby / Christian / Neighbour / Chamberlain

Waleed Elgadi ... Robber 1 / Ali Zum / Chief / Thief

Alexei Sayle ... Captain / Barber

Amir El-Masry ... Ali Baba’s Son / Young Man / Jewish Physician / Bakbook

Renu Setna ... Veejay / Sage Duban / Guest / Paramedic / Caliph

Stewart Scudamore ... Professor / Demon / Vagrant / Watchman / Al-Ashar

Bhasker Patel ... King of the City / Tailor

Sharlit Deyzac ... Maiden / Fish / Evil Wife / Jewish Physician’s Maid / Judge’s Daughter


Enter a world of wonder, magic and comedy but also of contemporary realism. Successive generations in the east and the west have reinterpreted these tales, recognising the inept rulers, the resourceful slaves and the wondrous magicians. That’s why this is one of the most enduring and influential books in literature

In this new version Ata Madri heads to modern day Cairo to track down an elusive medieval copy of The Nights - one that is said to contain the original ending. In modern day Cairo she finds that it is every bit as labyrinthine as the medieval city of the stories. Will she find the book she seeks and reach the end of the story?

An extraordinary ensemble of actors from east and west come together to tell the tales