Near Gone & RADAR Debate

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Part of Radar 2014

RADAR is the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing, featuring new shows, sneak peeks and a host of late-night events. Every night is different, so scroll down to see what's included in your ticket.

Near Gone

by Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie
A Colchester Arts Centre commission

Two performers have a difficult story to tell. They come on stage and launch themselves into an hour long attempt to put into words the utterly unspeakable.

Delivered in English and Bulgarian, with pounding gypsy-inspired music, this beautiful performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion. A performance piece that packs a punch – transforming your very sense of what it is to be a mother, a father, a child. And you’ll leave more fully alive than ever.

Performance company Two Destination Language have worked for the first time with acclaimed choreographer Charlotte Vincent (Vincent Dance Theatre) as their dramaturg on this work. Near Gone is the winner of Pulse Fringe Suitcase Prize 2013 and Total Theatre Award Winner 2014.

 


 

RADAR Debate

How do we get young people to vote?

Panel includes TV presenter and journalist Rick Edwards, Simon Woolley – the director and one of the founders of Operation Black Vote and a commissioner for race on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and advisor on youth policy and Bite the Ballot ambassador Kenny Imafidon.

RADAR Debate is a post-show event with a difference. Part of our BushGreen Live programme, Debates open up the theatre to a whole host of special guests and are designed to offer audiences lively debate around the work on stage.

 


Cast, Creatives and Credits

Near Gone
Devised and Performed by Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie
Dramaturgy Charlotte Vincent
Additional Direction Charlotte Vincent
Photo Alma Haser
A Colchester Arts Centre commission, supported by Arts Council England and The Point, Eastleigh.

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Beyond the limits of mere language
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A brilliantly captured performance
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Affecting, memorable and life-affirming
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