BE FESTIVAL is Birmingham’s boundary-smashing festival of international theatre. Sample four festival favourites in one night of daring and unforgettable theatre. With an emphasis on the visual and physical, Best of BE FESTIVAL is the essential dispatch from the front lines of Europe’s theatre scene. Your ticket price includes dinner with fellow audience members and performers.
From the Waltz to the Mambo by Radioballet (Hungary)
Winner: Best Performer Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2014
A vintage dance manual becomes a tool to explore beauty and education. Humour and awe-inspiring physical feats combine in a disarmingly personal dance solo.
Beating McEnroe by Jamie Wood (UK)
Winner: Audience Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2014
A brilliantly bonkers performance by Jamie Wood about being a younger brother and a bad loser. The final point of an epic Wimbledon final relived with the audience as a hilarious and cathartic ritual of rivalry, love and moving on.
Loops and Breaks by Julia Schwarzbach (Austria)
Julia invites you to play along with her by responding to a series of instructions. A riot of improvisation, action and reaction, blurring the boundaries between audience and artist.
Waiting by Mokhallad Rasem (Belgium)
Winner: ACT Festival Prize , BE FESTIVAL 2014
A haunting meditation on the human experience of waiting; for a bus, for a kiss, for a visa, for a future not yet begun. A visually arresting collage of film, movement and sound.
Still not sure if Best of BE FESTIVAL is for you? We caught up with festival organisers Isla and Miguel to find out what we can expect in the Autumn…