DEN at Shoreditch Town Hall

Theatre and Performance students kick of The Cass Summer Season with a festival of secrets, cryptic missions and general hush-hush at Shoreditch Town Hall.

Set in the atmospheric basement of Shoreditch Town Hall, Theatre and Performance students from The Cass present DEN, a programme of site-specific performances and installations on the themes of secrecy and disguise.

Deep below street level in London’s Shoreditch, a subterranean world awaits you. Here you’ll be greeted by the Blue Fairy, now Head of Compassionate Liaisons for the local borough of Whimsey, and Sandy Sizzers and Chantelle Dye will pamper you at their secret salon.  You’ll find out whether Rosencrantz and Guildestern are really dead and sneak into Jean Genet’s study as he’s busy writing The Maids. Hear some juicy gossip at a cocktail bar, before enrolling as a KGB cabaret spy and exploring an ancient Greek underworld. Then wait for the Apocalypse whilst watching Ghostbusters, the musical…

Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, who curated the show, said: "We couldn't have asked for a more atmospheric venue than The Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall for this site-specific festival. Shoreditch Town Hall has a programme of critically acclaimed work by the likes of the RSC and West End director Jamie Lloyd, so we're in good company here!

“The unique configuration of this site will allow the public to roam across different rooms, each one staging an original work by our emerging theatre and performance artist: a truly immersive experience, not to be missed."

The DEN festival marks the start of The Cass’s largest ever summer season, which will also include a fashion show, summer exhibition, Art Night 2017, Final Cuts film screening at the BFI and an awards show.

DEN runs from Thursday 4 May to Saturday 6 May at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall. Tickets are available from the Shoreditch Town Hall website - £10 full price and £5 for student & unemployed concessions. Free places are available for London Met students, please email denfestivalcass@gmail.com for more details.

Image: Dorottya Tisza