In a collaboration with Unlimited, Farnham Maltings are co-commissioning a new piece of theatre from multi-award winning writer, performer and broadcaster Byron Vincent. As one of the main partnership commissions in the new programme of disability-led performance by Unlimited, Farnham Maltings is delighted to be working with Byron to develop an idea through to production and presentation across rural communities in Surrey.
In this funny and entertaining performance, Instagramming The Apocalypse, Byron will turn his sharp wit and curious mind to the modern malaise.
Who do you trust when the news is fake, your partner is cheating on you and global politics is an exploding clown car? Byron Vincent is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but with dying icons, impending climate catastrophe and that bloke from Home Alone Two in charge of world’s largest nuclear arsenal, isn’t blind panic the only sane response?
It’s a glib, postmodern world in which cynicism is cool, modern life is rubbish and sincerity is for suckers; but as concepts like truth, peace and hope become risible anachronisms, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our perspective. In a post-satire age, what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?
The aim of the Farnham Maltings Partnership Award is to re-examine the notion of rural touring by exploring the potential of village halls and communities. It is one of the Unlimited Awards for 2019, which support the development of ambitious new artistic work by 26 disabled artists and companies. To find out more about the other commissions, click here.