London Met's graduating Theatre Arts students will deliver an online theatre festival on 13, 14 and 15 May 2021, streaming live from Shoreditch Town Hall.
Date: 12 May 2021
London Met’s graduating Theatre Arts students are set to deliver their final-year project, Echoes in Time, this week.
Echoes in Time is an online theatre festival, telling ten tales of love and loss; deceit and desire. It will take place on 13, 14 and 15 May 2021 at 7.30 pm.
The performances will be streaming live from The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall and can be watched on londonmettheatre.com - anyone aged over 16 is welcome to join the event from the comfort of their home.
Andrew (Sid) Siddall, Artistic Director, said "Each of the ten devised stories is an echo of a connection to the Shoreditch Town Hall building: to its rich history of politics, protest and social change; to the people who have passed through it’s doors; to the ambience and appearance of the basement Ditch, or to the locality of Shoreditch itself. Students have scoured local history archives, extracted from letters of local residents, researched past events and people – and been inspired to create a series of short performance pieces which intertwine the real and the imagined in a journey through 155 years of history.
"The theatrical forms adopted are as diverse as the contents and contexts of each piece – and in tune with the basement location, the subject matter is often dark, dangerous, and potentially deadly… There is light at the end of the tunnel however, and we may just leave you with your toes tapping.
"Devised during lockdown, we are inhabiting the building on the verge of audiences being allowed back into socially-distanced theatre venues: we hope to stream some of the energy, warmth and excitement that live theatre generates, and encourage you to return to a venue near you as soon as you are able."