The Truth is Coming and it Cannot Be Stopped
Tickets: £16, £10 for under 25s (limited availability)
A double bill of remarkable performances by Proto-type Theater, this is hard-hitting, important theatre that we believe must be seen.
A Machine They’re Secretly Building
I want you to know what’s happening…..
From what might be a newsdesk, an office, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people - reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you - think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil.
A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and to the terror of a future that might already be upon us. It’s about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.
Proto-type have combined original text and classified intelligence documents with film from digital artist Adam York Gregory, and music and sound design by Paul J. Rogers, to vent their frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance.
The Audit (or Iceland, The Modern Myth)
The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.
With the true value of money and the human cost of greed firmly in their sights, Proto-type Theater tell the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents.
Using original text, performance, film, music and animation, The Audit is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.
“They are not holding back in the slightest. They are out to expose: inequality, corruption, injustice, greed, borrowing, dishonesty, market manipulation, insider trading, fraud, tax evasion, and the frustration, anxiety, and uncertainty of the public. They can and they will name and shame.” – The Reviews Hub
“I am delighted that Proto-type are bringing both these shows to The Spring. We’re the only venue to present the double bill in the south and it’s the last chance to catch both before the company move on to their next project. The quality of these performances is second to none and I challenge everyone to see them – it will open your eyes to the truths that you’ve been ignoring.” Sophie Fullerlove, Director
Supported by The Spring’s Patrons – helping us to present the best contemporary theatre to a wide audience.
Photo credit: Proto-type and Fenia Kotsopoulou