Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) today offers a glimpse into the first few shows of its spring 2023 programme, announcing productions which will include:
- London Premiere of Milo Rau’s ‘Hate Radio’ (19-22 April), examining the role of hate speech and media influence during one of the most brutal genocides in recent history, and confronting our response nearly thirty years on.
- ‘The Talent’, a new collaboration between Action Hero and Deborah Pearson (3 – 20 May), whose surreal sci-fi stage show explores the legacy of the human voice in a non-human future.
- An audacious act of collective imagining with the London Premiere of ‘Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel’ (28 February – 14 March), the Fringe First Award-winning new solo play by Tim Crouch where ‘King Lear’ meets stand-up, meets the metaverse.
- The return of Little Bulb who will delight and enchant families at half term with their much-loved show ‘Hibernation’ (14-18 February), transporting audiences ages 3-7 to a magical forest full of mirth, live music and marvellous creatures.
BAC will continue to provide many Pay What You Can performances across these productions, with tickets now available to friends and members, and booking open to the public from 12noon on Friday 26 November 2022 via bac.org.uk.
BAC will also be hosting Shubbak Festival, welcoming back London’s biennial festival celebrating contemporary Arab arts and culture after their previous visit with ‘X-Adra’ (2019). Continuing to place support, opportunities and creative development for young people at the fore, BAC is delighted to announce the return of its annual festival, Homegrown. Further details on these exciting partnerships, and more productions in the spring programme, will be released in the coming months.
Pelin Basaran, Head of Programming at Battersea Arts Centre, said:
“This spring, we continue to bring you the most exciting and challenging theatre from the UK and around the world. Through powerful works by Milo Rau, Tim Crouch and Action Hero, we reflect on the dissolving boundaries between reality & fiction. From hate speech to mass media to theatre itself, we see how words conjure worlds and shape our realities. Through our partnership with Shubbak Festival and through new curatorial collaborations with artists, we will expand and enrich the perspectives represented our programme, offering you new ways to see the world and question our role in it.”
Battersea Arts Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of all its donors, funders and partners, including Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Wandsworth Council.