Aamira and Gad

Bee in my Beanie

Site Specific / Immersive / Pop-Ups & Vehicle Venues
07 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
15:20
£17.00
1hr 00m
Suitable For All
Family Friendly Immersive Puppetry
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Contains age appropriate (8-12) references to violence and the Palestine/ Israel conflict
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Aamira and Gad

‘Aamira and Gad’ is an immersive experience which invites the audience to step into a border conflict between two nations. Unfolding in a no-man’s land, the audience joins a group of story archivists to salvage the folktales of these two nations before they are destroyed by war.

On this adventure, we meet Aamira and Gad, each belonging to an opposing side of the conflict and brought together by a sudden loss. Aamira is a story teller, the role passed from Mother to Daughter and now that her mother has passed away, it is her turn. Gad thinks of himself as the hero of his own story, stepping into the standard issue boots his brother left behind. When the two
meet they begin to question the narratives that shape their lives, and question who their true enemies are.

What stories do the archivists salvage? And what stories to they erase? Together with Aamira and Gad the audience will go on an immersive adventure to solve a mystery and build a better future. This show was shortlisted for the LET Award 2019 and an excerpt was performed at the Pleasance in London.

Inspired by experiences of the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict and devised by Bee in my Beanie, we explore what it means to be told that someone is your enemy.

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About Bee in my Beanie

Bee in my Beanie aims to break barriers between worlds through Play, Curiosity and Provocation. We explore what it is to be human through the child-like joy of storytelling and play. A collaboration of third-culture kids who have called many worlds home, we seek to break perceived boundaries by drawing on what brings us together as humans. We specialise in Puppetry, Clown and New Writing as a unique combination of what is at the heart of story.

The company was shortlisted for the 2019 LET Award. Katherine and Tess have both worked extensively across a variety of genres. Tess formed part of Sue Maclaine's 'Vessel' at the Battersea Arts Centre & British Council Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe. Katherine is currently the Associate Director of Fringe First Award Winning company 'Shasha and Taylor', assisting on Broadway World's best Circus/ Physical Theatre performance show 'Everything I See I Swallow' at Summerhall, Ed Fringe 2019.

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Credits

Directors: Tess Agus & Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Devised by Bee in my Beanie
Producer: Erin Caitlin Karn
Technical Manager: George Ormisher
Designer: TBC
Puppet Maker: Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Devised in consultation with company

Aamira: Demi Wilson-Smith
Gad: Emma Zadow
Dan: Edward Watchman
Puppeteer: Thomas Delacourt
Puppeteer: Alexandra Ewing
Puppeteer: Lyla Schillinger

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Dates & Times

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Press & Reviews

https://www.londontheatre1.com/reviews/im-sorry-but-showcase-of-12-new-writers-celebrating-womens-anger/

http://thisweeklondon.com/article/three-to-see-on-19-aug-the-parade-clown-clown-and-pigeon-the-lamentable-comed-ilogy-a-little-hero/

http://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/clown-clown-and-pigeon-the-lamentable-comed-ilogy/

http://gsauk.org/events/drama/lylas-dream

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