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It Is Like It Ought To Be: A Pastoral I

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Published on May 31, 2012

Come join us, share some scrumpy and stay awhile.

Let's found Arcadia in the theatre, a rural idyll amongst the city’s hubbub.

In the guise of some ragtag band, Uninvited Guests invent fakesongs and fakedances for our green and plastic land. They declaim hip Romantic poetry, conjure epic landscapes and attempt a return to some simpler life, a golden age. They give thanks for what we’ve got, and offer prayers to make better please, make better.

After immersing themselves in horror movies for their last show Schlock, Uninvited Guests are looking for some curative retreat. They take refuge in pastoral romance and the search for an impossible utopia.

Creative Team
Devised and performed by Laura Bradshaw (original role devised by Catherine Dyson), Neil Callaghan, Richard Dufty, Lewis Gibson and Simone Kenyon
Directed by Paul Clarke
Music/Sound design by Lewis Gibson
Lighting Design by Ben Pacey
Produced by Fuel

Commissioned by Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster and Cambridge Junction. A BAC Scratch Commission.

Funded by Arts Council England South West and supported by Dartington College of Arts and Arnolfini's Associate Artists scheme. Produced by Fuel.

About Fuel:
Fuel is a producing organisation working in partnership with some of the most exciting artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all. Fuel is currently working with the artists including: Will Adamsdale, Clod Ensemble, Inua Ellams, Fevered Sleep, David Rosenberg, Sound&Fury, Uninvited Guests and Melanie Wilson.

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