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Commedia For Elders
On from 11 May 2018 till 12 May 2018
The Cockpit
by Dende Collective
Genre(s): Drama

- £10

About: Commedia For Elders

Commedia dell'Arte by a group of 60yrs+
Produced and presented by Dende Collective
Hosted by The Cockpit

The shows at the Cockpit are the culmination of a twelve-week project exploring the world of Commedia dell'Arte by a group 60+ residents of the Church Street Ward and its vicinities.

Expect laughs, satire, over the top acting and tender moments exploring the participants' lives and interests.

Commedia dell'Arte was an Italian theatre form from the XVI century that lasted for approximately 250 years. It was initially improvised on the streets in Italy and then traveled to the whole of Europe. It made usage of masks and immortalised characters such as Harlequin, Columbina and Pantaloon. It influenced the theatre of its time and beyond, making fun of social types and issues of that period.

The shows will be partly improvised and reflect issues that concern the participants, portraying characters inspired by the original types of Commedia dell'Arte that relate to their world and Church Street Ward.

The project is led by two Commedia specialists: Andre Pink and Didi Hopkins (from the National Theatre's Two Men, Two Guvnors).

Dende Collective – – is a London theatre company created in 1999 producing shows, educational and participatory programs. Dende shows bring to the stage the exciting cultural mixture that makes London one of the most vibrant cities in the planet, attracting to the theatre a wide range of diverse audiences.

Funded by Westminster City Council, in association with the Church Street Futures Group, to involve and engage the local community in arts and cultural activities as part of the Church Street regeneration programme.

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May – 7:30pm

Full price: £10 Concessions: £5


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