Running from the 8th to the 18th November at the Cockpit Theatre, Etcetera Theatre and Applecart Arts, Voila! Europe is a festival that will showcase plays from around Europe and the UK to London’s multi-national audiences.
Featuring thirty different pieces of work including new pieces of writing by emerging artists to classics revisited by well-loved companies, Voila! Europe celebrates diversity in performing arts, multiple languages, and fearless creatives.
It will include a huge diversity of art forms from poetry nights to political theatre, comedy to physical theatre, circus and urban culture to puppeteering, dance to improv and musicals to clown.
Highlights of the festival will include:
ODYSSEUS PLASTOK (one performance in English and one in French) A plastic bag swept away by the wind finds out who he is. An odyssey about damaging the environment. Friday 10th November – English // Saturday 11th November – French
POKER FACE (Two performances mixing English and Czech (subtitled) Set in Prague, 2011. On the eve of President Vaclav Havel’s funeral, a family dinner descends into a game of money, power and sex where nothing is what it seems. Sunday 12th November // Tuesday 14th November – 8:30pm.
CROSSING THE LINE (Two performances mixing English, Polish, French, German, Italian) Choreography-with-speech, investigating how stories of crossing the line have been told, across countries and time. Wednesday 15th November // Saturday 18th November
THE BACCHANALS (six performances mixing English and Greek) Inspired by Euripides’ Bacchae, Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek into the backstage of the chorus. A world of paranoia, madness, and drama. Tuesday 14th November 2017 – Saturday 18th November 2017.
The festival is part of The Cockpit: Theatre Of Ideas & Disruptive Panache’s central mission: to produce collaborative programmes with commissions and events designed to nurture debate and encourage risky new work.
Voila! Europe 2017 Festival will take place from the 8th to the 18th November. For more information visit: https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/voila.