Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
- Gardner Centre Road, Falmer, BN1 9RA, Brighton
- 01273 678822
Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.
In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and humour.
Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances as a metaphor for the unexplored potential in elders and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.
Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw
Written by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Hannah Maxwell
Created in collaboration with Jo Palmer, Claire Nolan, Matt Delbridge, Alex Legge, Edythe Woolley and Meghan Hodgson
Technical Design - Jo Palmer
Video Content Design - Claire Nolan
Design Consultant - Matt Delbridge
Sound Design - Vivian Stoll
Choreography Consultant - Stormy Brandenberger
Executive Producer (In Company) - Lauren Church
UK Producer- Alex Legge
US Producer: Laura Petree
Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) was created and developed from 2016-2018 through a series of residencies with elders and artists in London, New York, Los Angeles and beyond.
Produced & Developed by In Company Collective with support from Arts Council England, the Barbican, Doris Duke Foundation, Richmond University (Virginia) & Queen Mary University of
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