Theatre Rites has been setting the benchmark for outstanding theatre for many years now, stretching way back to 1995 when they first formed. Going from strength-to-strength, they’ve now teamed up with the Barbican and Salzburg Festival to present Mojo – a topsy-turvy fantasy world of puppets and artists, bursting with energy and light as the characters discover their, ermm, mojo.
If that all sounds a bit Austin Powers to you, you’ll be pleased to hear that since it’s targeted, in theory, to a younger audience its probably less “Yeah, Baby, Yeah!” and more about dealing with the growing pains and pleasures of development and change in a magical and thought-provoking way. And if that sounds a bit heavy for you, it isn’t – the aim of Theatre-Rites is to use energy, art and movement to bring about magic and inspire the imagination and we think, with an award-winning team of Arthur Pita and Sue Buckmaster, this show makes a delightful change from the usual Christmas Panto.
Grownups often hear the words “youth theatre” and think that it isn’t for them but this shouldn’t be the case as it can, no doubt, teach us all a thing or two about where our Mojo might be hiding. So prepare to take your inner child on a journey of self discovery! (Words: Laura Thornley and Tosin Omilaju)
Theatre-Rites is on at the Barbican from December 16-31st. Click here for more info.