by Annecy Hayes and Hannah Davies.
BREAKING NEWS – ART OF DYING TO BE PRODUCED SPRING 2014 AT THE RED GALLERY IN SHOREDITCH, LONDON!
The play immerses the audience in the world of modern-day paupers’ funerals through an innovative and visceral theatrical experience. Art of Dying addresses urgent social questions about the treatment of the poor and marginalised at the end of life.
The script was finalised after a successful R&D phase during Spring 2012, with actors and three writers funded by Arts Council England; a three-week writing attachment with the National Theatre Studio, and dramaturgical support from the National Theatre Literary Department. It is now ready to be staged, and thanks to major funding from Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust, along with contributions from other charitable trusts and foundations, we are delighted to announce that Art of Dying will be produced in Spring 2014 at The Red Gallery in Shoreditch, London. The show will fuse promenade storytelling and spoken-word poetry; live performance and arresting choreography; digital imagery and soundscapes to produce a fully 360° performance event that will breach traditional barriers between an audience and performers.