Preview: Light by Theatre Ad Infinitum

Inventive theatre company Theatre Ad Infinitum to bring their sci-fi thriller about the possibilities of state surveillance to Battersea Arts Centre in February. 

Theatre Ad Infinitum - 'Light' (c) Alex Brenner (2).jpg
(Credit: Alex Brenner)

Following sold out performances at the Barbican (part of the London International Mime Festival 2015) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Light will arrive at the Battersea Arts Centre from 1st-13th February.

Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and science fiction films, director and writer George Mann has created a show that reveals a Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of citizens through implants.

Charged with hunting down ‘terrorists’ who seek illegal disconnection, a young government agent meets an enigmatic shadowy figure from his past. It is a tale of love and betrayal that blends anime-style storytelling with a soundscape that draws audiences into a sci-fi realm.


Theatre Ad Infinitum - 'Light'  (c) Alex Brenner

The show has been created by Theatre Ad Infinitum, a company whose style of work constantly changes and adapts to the subject that their work explores. Previous productions such as Translunar Paradise and Ballad of the Burning Star have toured extensively to great acclaim.

Light features composition and lighting design by Chris Bartholomew and set and costumes by Fiammetta Horvat. The cast includes: Charli Dubery, Matty Gurney, Deborah Pugh, Michael Sharman and Ben Thompson.

Director George Mann said “I’m delighted Light is coming to Battersea Arts Centre, it was originally planned to play in the Grand Hall in Summer 2015. After the fire, this was no longer possible, but the team at BAC were very supportive and worked hard with us to find new dates for the show. Light is definitely one of the most technically ambitious and challenging productions we’ve made to date, so I’m thrilled that were bringing it back to London for a second longer run.”

Light runs at the Battersea Arts Centre from the 1st to the 13th February 2016. 

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