Proto-type take their smart, intelligent, thought-provoking theatre examining contemporary political subjects on a short tour of Yorkshire.
Set amidst the crash of the global financial markets THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern myth) looks at the human cost of the corporate and personal greed that consumes countries – and tells how one small nation raised their voices in protest to rail against the currents. How can a small island nation survive when it is going it alone with economic relationships? (Sound familiar in Brexit Britain?). In a world where the driving force behind nearly every decision that affects our daily lives is profit, THE AUDIT is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and seeks to show that collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.
This is thoroughly entertaining, incisive, fact-based theatre based on extensive research. It opens our eyes, makes us think and challenges us to question what we are told. In an increasingly divided and unpredictable world The Audit and companion show A Machine They’re Secretly Building are becoming increasingly relevant.
‘This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced with stylish aplomb.’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Written and directed by Andrew Westerside and devised and performed by Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees, with digital design from Adam York Gregory (‘so seamlessly incorporated into the action it’s almost another performer’ Exeunt) and original music and sound design by Paul J Rogers.
Proto-type is a company of multi-disciplinary artists that has been making work and supporting young artists in the US, the Netherlands, Russia, China, Armenia, France, Zimbabwe and the UK since 1997.
The Audit Tour Details:
Wednesday 24 April, 7.45pm York Theatre Royal Studio, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD 01904 623568
Thursday 25 April, 7.30pm Bradford Theatre in the Mill, University of Bradford, off Shearbridge Road, BD7 1NX 01274 233200
Wednesday 22 May 7.45pm Sheffield Crucible Theatre Studio, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA 0114 2496000
Thursday 23 May, 7.45pm A Machine They’re Secretly Building – Harrogate Studio Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF 01423 502116
Friday 24 May, 7.30pm Barnsley, The Civic, Assembly Room, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ 01226 327000