Extension announced for UK premiere of ‘C-o-n-t-a-c-t’
The socially-distanced production will now play for six extra weeks at three London locations.
The UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t has been extended in the capital, with an additional six weeks of performances scheduled. The outdoor production will continue to entertain audiences through to November 22nd.
Originally created by Samuel Sené and Gabrielle Jourdain and first performed in France, C-o-n-t-a-c-t tells the story of Sarah, as she is approached by a stranger. Exploring topics of mental health and anxiety, audiences immerse themselves into the characters’ lives in an outdoor promenade setting through audio downloaded from an app.
The production stars Charles Angiama, Louis Bernard, Chloe Gentles, Richard Heap Aoife Kennan, Katja Quist and Laura White.
The cast will alternate between three London locations; Tower Bridge, Greenwich and Clapham Common.
In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Matt Wolf praises the production’s similarities to modern-day society. He said: “it’s possible to see the piece as a parable of healing whereby her recovery, as it were, chimes with that of a society that itself need to relearn to connect, to make contact, during a pandemic.”
C-o-n-t-a-c-t is now playing in London to November 22nd.
Photo credit: Aoife Keenan and Charles Angiama. (Courtesy of Pamela Raith from The Corner Shop PR)