Young performers from inner city areas perform creative responses to 1995 film La Haine.
The release of Mathieu Kassovitz’s seminal film held up a mirror to the social ills of modern France during a testing time in the nation’s history. Three new pieces written by Tamasha writers Alia Bano, Melanie Pennant and Sumerah Srivastav, directed by Elayce Ishmael (Girls, Talawa national tour 2017) will emerge from collaborative workshops following a screening of La Haine in the Barbican Cinema.
These three, ten minute extracts of new material for the stage are the first glimpse of what Tamasha hope will become new productions. The young actors from Company Three, Generation Arts and Guildhall School of Music and Drama will perform these works-in-progress, script in hand, followed by an audience Q&A, chaired by Tamasha’s artistic director Fin Kennedy.
This performance lasts approximately 60 minutes and will start at 16:30. Join us for a complimentary drink in the Green Room after the performance. Please RSVP to Barbican.Membership@barbican.org.uk to secure your place.
The Pit is located on Level -2 within the main Barbican building and can be accessed via the stairs or lifts on Level G, next to the doors to the Lakeside Terrace.
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The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
The Pit floor (level minus 2) can be reached via the main lifts – please note that only two of the four lifts go to this floor. Access Step-free access from the Pit floor foyer to any front-row seat. All other seats lead off stepped aisles.
Spaces for two wheelchair users in the front row (at stage level), with companion seats. Front row seats are also suitable for people with limited mobility.
Because space in the auditorium is limited, we recommend that you leave your dog to be cared for by a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
Amplified sound is provided through a headset for people with impaired hearing. Audio-described performances use a wireless network to relay through a headset a live description of the scenery, costumes, facial expressions and action. Headsets are available. You can obtain one 30 minutes before the performance from the programme desk inside the Pit Theatre entrance.
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