BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
How well do you think you know your neighbours?
Behind closed doors is a site-specific theatrical experience accessible via mobile phone.
Inspired by choose-your-own-adventure books, this interactive audio show takes visitors through a labyrinth of stories: clues lead to different outdoor locations where audiences discover tales inspired by the lives of a small community. From comic to tragic, poetic to absurd, stories explore themes of intimacy, how neighbourhood stories connect and how strangers’ perceptions define us.
This project has been developed specifically to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic: the experience combines sound design, mobile technology, miniature art installations and socially-distant performances behind house windows.
5-9 October 2021: SPITALFIELDS (East London)
"This performance’s immersive style is a fresh and new way to explore personal stories." ***** A Younger Theatre
"The sheer creativity of the experience makes it fabulous. The performers draw you into their stories, the light art is captivating and the little dioramas are a wonderful discovery." ***** The Salterton Art Reviews
"Such an imaginative and magical piece of theatre. Every element was beautifully done and the production's message is an urgent call for less judgment and more understanding of our neighbours." ***** Audience member
Script, direction, set design and production: 27 degrees: Chusi Amoros, Marie Klimis, Dajana Trtanj
Sound design: Nicola T Chang
Installations design: Baśka Wesołowska
Animation design: Jorge Rojo
Voice over actors: David Bonnick Jr, Richard Evans-Thomas, Jess-Luisa Flynn, Simon Rivers, Constanza Ruff, Annabelle Whitehead
Live cast: Gaël Le Cornec, Ericson Mitchell, Aidan Morris, Mai Nguyen Tri
14-17 April 2021: SPITALFIELDS (East London)
5 December 2020 - 28 February 2021: HARROW (North West London)
The show works through a mobile website: you will need your phone (with access to mobile data) as well as a pair of headphones.
This is an outdoor interactive experience and you will be expected to walk to several locations: please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
This experience is for over-14s only. The show includes occasional inappropriate language, some references to violence and moderate suggestive themes.
Accessibility: the show is suitable for D/deaf and hard of hearing people: a transcript of each audio section can be downloaded from the show's website. Please contact us if you have any other access needs and we will endeavour to assist.