Raucous launches ‘The Stick House’, fusing theatre, film and creative digital technology

15th July 2015

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The premiere of a highly unique new piece for theatre, The Stick House, by Bristol based collective Raucous, that fuses live performance, film, music, and creative and digital technology, has been announced for the 7th September.

The show will take place in a new performance space for Bristol, in Victorian tunnels under Bristol’s iconic Temple Meads railway station, that have not been used in over 70 years.

When I was 12 my father lost me to the Beast at a game of cards…

Theatre collective Raucous, with the help of Bristol’s Invisible Circus, will be transforming an incredible series of red bricked, arched chambers under Bristol’s Temple Meads station into the lush, immersive world of The Stick House – a lyrical, dark fable of love found, betrayals made and the beast in all of us.

So where do you hide when the Beast comes to your door…?

A collaboration of over 15 theatre makers, film-makers, scientists, creative technologists and composers, Raucous forges new ways of thinking about how theatre is made, driven by a desire to heighten the experience for an audience so that it is more immersive, immediate and emotive. The Stick House places the audience firmly at the heart of the play – they embark on a theatrical journey where the action is revealed around them.

The Stick House also features an extraordinary theatrical mix of projection mapping from Limbic Cinema (Glastonbury Festival “Wow” Stage; The Caligari Experience), robotics from Kyle Hirani (The Book Hive), puppetry from Elizabeth Johnson (The Book Hive), film by Jack Offord (Pigeon English, Bristol Old Vic; Educating Rita, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse). The production has a captivating original score throughout written by Timothy X Atack of acclaimed company Sleepdogs, and is inspired by the writing of Angela Carter and the artwork of Otto Dix.

Raucous’ creative advisors are Tom Morris, Artistic Director at Bristol Old Vic and director of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, and Laura Marshall, Managing Director of Icon Films.

The door of The Stick House is open. All you have to do is walk in…

To walk right through and get tickets just click here.

Kevin McGough