The Paper Architect tells the tale of a lonely man who longs for a life he never lived. Secluded in his workshop, he builds intricate paper models that become vessels for his eccentric dreams and melancholic memories.
Witness the architect’s vivid imagination spring to life. Paper craft and video projection combine to mesmerising effect in this intimate performance.
Winners of this year’s Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Davy & Kristin McGuire are multidisciplinary artists whose work has included The Icebook and an atmospheric stage adaptation of popular fantasy novel, Howl’s Moving Castle.
‘Is it theatre, is it animation, is it an installation? Whatever pigeonhole you stuff it in, The Paper Architect is a remarkable, quietly thrilling show that I would urge anyone to make the effort to see.’ The Times ★★★★
Beyond Barbican: this performance takes place at Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HG. View map
Wed, Thu & Fri: 7pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm, 3pm & 7pm
No performance on Mon & Tue
45 mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 14+
Created by Davy & Kristin McGuire
Co-written by Tom Wainwright
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Part of Theatre & Dance
Part of Beyond Barbican
Co-produced by the Barbican with Create London
The Paper Architect is produced in association with the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol
Create London gratefully acknowledges the support of Legacy Trust UK, as well as London Legacy Development Corporation and Arts Council England
Funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery