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Thursday 12 July 2018

Brighton Festival 2018 Commission Nominated For Acclaimed Theatre Award

After receiving its UK premiere at Brighton Festival 2018, Creation (Pictures for Dorian) ran at Southbank Centre as part of LIFT festival, resulting in a nomination for the TBC Award (for productions that defy traditional categories) in The Off West End Theatre Awards.


Credit Carys Lavin

The meditative work - inspired by Oscar Wilde's iconic character Dorian Gray - saw the British/German arts collective Gob Squad joined by six volunteer performers: three under the age of 22 and three over 60. 

The middle-aged members of Gob Squad interact onstage with the six performers, questioning the nature of beauty and asking why we so crave the eye of the beholder. 

 
The show garnered a clutch of positive reviews during its Brighton Festival run, with Lynn Gardner writing in The Guardian that the piece is a "woozily beautiful meditation on intention, perception, what we see and what remains invisible"
 
The Offies are hosted by OffWestEnd.com, a website which "exists to celebrate the full spectrum of Off West End theatres and to draw increasing numbers of the general public into the heady darkness and dangerous passion of these little powerhouses."
 
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival said: 

"Gob Squad's Creation was one of this year's Brighton Festival highlights so it is extremely pleasing to have it recognised in this way."

Creation (Pictures for Dorian) was co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, LIFT and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, and will be touring internationally from 29th August 2018. Future performance dates can be found via Gob Squad's website.

by: Mike Cobley




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