The National Theatre’s ‘Watch This Space’ festival has been taking place in Theatre Square all this summer, featuring theatre, circus acts, music and street performance – all free of charge.
Monday 15 August to Sunday 21 August will see the arrival ‘Dance Week’ to the space, and among those on the bill are theatre company dANTE or dIE, whose previous work has involved offbeat locations such as ski lifts, a ship and a disused aircraft hanger.
Their performance of La Fille à la Mode – an exploration of the concept of the ‘It Girl’ through the decades – will see audiences taken through the corridors, staircases and car parks of the National Theatre. Women dance in a secret room to the sound of a harp, a young accordion player leads you around the twists and turns of the building and young girls dressed in 60s mod outfits shake their funky thing to the beat.
There is something magical about an ordinary space being turned into somewhere entirely different. We recommend you take yourself along for the ride – but be warned; tickets are limited so turn up early! (Words: Aoife Moriarty)
The performances of La Fille à la Mode will take place from August 17th to 20th. For more info, go to: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/wts