7TH TO 22ND APRIL 2018
Ferodo Bridges presents:
THE WHITE PLAGUE
From 7th -22nd April 2018
Following a sell-out international run, Ferodo Bridges’ immersive production about a city beset by an epidemic of blindness is re-imagined for London for a strictly limited run.
When a mysterious and fiercely contagious virus starts spreading among a major city's population, causing all infected victims to lose their sight, the government takes emergency action and isolates those affected in unprepared and inaccessible facilities.
Imagining a London where people are driven to reveal the very brightest and darkest aspects of human nature, THE WHITE PLAGUE follows five of the infected, left to survive in inhumane conditions. In the midst of increasing discrimination and exploitation, with basic needs and even communication between them becoming a struggle, a woman will attempt to lead them to freedom.
For this uniquely immersive production the audience is placed right at the heart of the action, experiencing the world of the quarantine facility through every sense but their sight. Sharing the ‘white blindness’ of the characters, THE WHITE PLAGUE is a visceral, unforgettable experience, presented for a limited number of audience.
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"A strange and different show. A peculiar condition of blindness that feels weird but soon proves to be effective in immersing us in the character's psyche and living conditions." - National Newspaper Avgi
"Alexander's direction shapes a story inspired by Saramago's work with a surrealist suave. The result is a well-structured, dense and inspired piece of theatre that contains the reality of the human tragedy through the loss of identity and basic human rights." - Art Harbour
"I was extremely impressed by what I experienced. It completely immerses you in a world that seems strange and feels depressingly familiar. It gives an incredible new perspective on a story first conceived by Saramago and definitely rewards its audience." - Provocateur.gr
Written & Directed by Alexander Raptotasios
Adaptation in English & Dramaturgy by Gul Y. Davis
Designed by Marie-Cecil Inglessi
Associate Director: Esther Fernández
Produced by James Haddrell
Associate Artist Vicky Kyriakoulakou
Ferodo Bridges is a theatre company founded in 2012 by an international group of artists based in London in order to create new performance, theatre and immersive experiences with a playful and international character. As a company we have always been interested in the relation between the audience and their experience of theatre. We have made shows in courtrooms, warehouses, offices and basements. We want each time to find a new form that reflects the subject we want to talk about and take the audience through an unexpected, entertaining and provoking journey.
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Tickets £15 / £12 Concessions.
* The Show is appropriate for ages 14+
** Please note that you will be required to wear a special mask for most of the show that will restrict your vision.
*** Use of strobe light and loud noises take place during the performance