The Bridge Company’s Landmines Coming to Ovalhouse

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The Bridge Company’s Landmines Coming to Ovalhouse

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Drawing from two events that occurred within 48 hours of each other last June – Michael Sandford’s attempt to assassinate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas and the tragic murder of the politician Jo Cox – The Bridge Company’s new commission, Landmines, highlights the exasperation and rage caused by an era of misinformation overload and the peddling of hate.

With the unstoppable rise of the fictional alt-right media outlet The Altar, Landmines questions the consequences of the ease of accessing horrific content online. As the outlet seeks to increase its audience through the livestreaming of tragic events, sensationalised reporting and disregard for the facts, it pays little heed to the destruction it inflicts on an already fragile and divided society.

Playwright Phil Davies said “We started with a blank page, a roomful of ideas and pretty quickly it became clear we were all concerned about one thing: a sense of hopelessness. In an age where people – especially young adults – felt increasingly unable to rise up against the dominant right-wing agenda, we were incited to create something that investigates the effects of one person’s attempts to hit back.”

The Bridge Company is made up of recent graduates from the BRIT School for performing arts, and equips company members with professional experience and skills to launch them into the theatre industry. The Bridge aims to create groundbreaking theatre that challenges its audience through the use of innovative performance techniques and disciplines, offering an authentic voice to explore the attitudes and experiences of young people today, confronting stereotypes to create exceptional theatre.

Landmines is at Brighton Fringe 30th – 31st May followed by a three week run at Ovalhouse 6th – 24th June.

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