Over 100 ClassAction practitioners filled every found space in Godalming College’s Performing Arts Centre to present the inaugural production of their Ten Year Birthday Season.
“with thee I STAND” an immersive, promenade production takes Euripides' Greek masterpiece Trojan Women, and peers at its harrowing story of war, exploitation, entrapment and murder through the fractured filter of contemporary conflicts. The audience are bundled into their first location, a news briefing about the ensuing war, which is quickly blown apart by an army forcing the audience out of this security as they are set adrift into a war torn Troy. In shadowed recesses of doorways and
stair-wells character wait to tell their story and share their narratives. These small intimate moments are counter-balanced by explosive and dynamic movement sequences and poignant bitter-sweet scenes. Each audience member is issued with a pass-port, and experience this production on different journey’s and on different paths depending on their allegiance to either Troy or the Greeks.
This is classic ClassAction; we want to celebrate the creative power of collaboration and debate. We want to encourage the next generation of practitioners. We want new thinking, we want to push boundaries and above all we want to take risks.
Welcome to this year’s company of practitioners.
Our season continues next Thursday 25th September with PROJECT i.d. as we welcome our dance and performing arts practitioners to our stage.
Highlights to come include a brand new production of Romeo and Juliet; Shakespeare’s beautiful verse fused with bold, fresh physical theatre and Sunshine on Leith; A bright, new contemporary musical using the songs of The Proclaimers.