The Drill - Birmingham Rep
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Description

It's a dress rehearsal for the real thing. 
And you have a duty to make it real.

 

"Acting is an emergency, and in an emergency you do whatever works. What you do in a fire drill may bear no resemblance to what you do in an actual fire, but your chances of survival are greatly improved by a past enactment of the drills" Deb Margolin

Award-winning multimedia theatre-makers Breach have previously explored re-enacting the past – from a 1985 clash between riot police and New Age travellers in The Beanfield, to a 1960's experiment into teaching dolphins English in Tank. In this ambitious new show, the company investigates rehearsing for the future – through safety drills and emergency response training.

From workshops in our workplaces to the large-scale scenarios using actors, fake wounds and explosives we see on the news, what kinds of futures are we being encouraged to picture and prepare for – and how might these “rehearsals” bleed into our off-stage lives?

Mashing up documentary film, devised theatre and audience interaction, The Drill takes a critical look at emergency preparedness scenarios to consider today's anxieties around security and terrorism.

Breach creates politically engaged, formally innovative live performances that cross disciplines and mash up different media.

WARNING: The Drill explores our response to emergency scenarios and terrorism. One instance of video footage portrays a simulated injury, which some people may find distressing.

 

Cast

Amarnah Amuludun
Luke Lampard
Ellice Stevens

Creatives

Director (Video) Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Director (Live) Billy Barrett
Writers Billy Barrett & Ellice Stevens

Supported by Arts Council England

Reviews

One of the smartest young companies around

The Guardian

Theatrically ambitious and boldly political

Lyn Gardner

The Drill is a smart, playful examination of the urge to over-prepare ourselves for future events

The Stage

Elegantly and powerfully poses these questions in a way that is truly unique and provocative

The Peg Review

The Drill gets your mind whirring at full speed

WhatsOnStage

Ticket Information

From £10

Weekday matinee (3 May) from £10

Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges

As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.
Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Fees & Charges
As of 15 January, we now charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.
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Further Information
Running Time: 1 hour, no interval

Age Recommendation: 16+

Recommended by The REP