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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 can define us. The show explores issues such as racism, autism awareness, mental health and social isolation and combines many genres, from romance to ghost stories, social realism or political fiction.

This project has been developed specifically to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic: the experience combines sound design, mobile technology, secret miniature art installations and live performances behind house windows. 

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Press reviews:

"This performance’s immersive style is a fresh and new way to explore personal stories." ***** A Younger Theatre

"Behind Closed Doors is an infinitely intriguing and wonderfully crafted experience that takes you on a multisensorial journey around a neighbourhood and the intimate lives of the people who inhabit it. Its masterful blend of aural technology with site-specific design and choose-your-own-path narrative makes it an intimate and unforgettable experience."  ***** North West End 

 

"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

"The show holds a mirror up to the prejudices that run through society, and explores how communities can be fractured when we don’t take the time to get to know each other." The Nudge

Audience 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 

Creative team:

 

  • 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: Florencia Cordeu, Stanley Karikari, Gaël Le Cornec, Aidan Morris, Lee Payne, Mai Nguyen Tri

Past performances:

  • 14-17 April & 5-9 October 2021: SPITALFIELDS (East London​)

  • 5 December 2020 - 28 February 2021: HARROW (North West London)

Practical information:

  • 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. ​

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