YOU ONCE SAID YES is an award winning one on one experience, it returns to the Edinburgh Festival in the British Council Showcase
YOU ONCE SAID YES is a one on one immersive theatre experience set in and around the City of Edinburgh. In 2011 the show won a Fringe First award and a Total Theatre Award and has now been asked back to the Festival as part of the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Showcase. This showcase presents the company with a unique oppertunity to invite and show the work they make to international delegates opening up the possibility for global touring and the company hope to forge new working relationships with international venues and collaborators.
The nature of the show means that only 18 people a day get to experience the show. 18 tickets sold = not very much income from Box Office. We have a cast of 12 performers and a production team of 6. The math’s doesn’t work. But we do it because this show is powerful – audience members LOVE it! It changes their outlook on life, makes them happy and the experience is life affirming. That’s why we do it. All we are asking is that you – whether you have experienced the show or not will help contribute whatever you can to making this production possible and support Look Left Look Right to keep being able to make innovative game changing theatre.
YOU ONCE SAID YES will be at the Underbelly Edinburgh from the 12th - 25th August 2013.
THANK YOU for saying YES from the bottom of our HEARTS
WHAT THE PRESS SAY about YOU ONCE SAID YES:
***** The Telegraph “A show that invites you to run with an unfolding series of one-on-one encounters across the city…it’s magical and unforgettable.”
**** The Guardian “Not since Fiona Templeton's You, the City – which played in the capital as part of the London International Festival of Theatre more than 20 years ago – has a show used a city as a backdrop quite so effectively as this series of one-on-one encounters across Edinburgh, which explore the nature of choice and the way we say yes or no to things without really thinking through the consequences”
**** Evening Standard “Tumbling down a rabbit hole of wonder and surprise, as I bounced from encounter to encounter with a host of characters and places. Every day, this lovely show reminds us, is a series of infinite possibilities, to which we just have to remain open.”
WHO WE ARE
Look Left Look Right is an award winning site-specific theatre company making vivid, dynamic, and interactive theatre inspired by and about the contemporary world. Since being founded in 2005 the company has received funding from Arts Council England, successfully toured their work nationally and won two Fringe First Awards (The Caravan, 2008 and You Once Said Yes, 2011) and a Total Theatre Award for Innovation and Experimentation (You Once Said Yes, 2011). The company has co-produced with The Royal Court, The Roundhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The BAC, Plymouth Theatre Royal and Southampton Nuffield. Their objective is to create intimate, poignant, truthful and relevant storytelling that gives the audience a whole new experience. Most recently the company was Artist in Residence at Corinthia Hotel, London, producing the critically successful Above and Beyond. Over a period of 4 months LLLR created a one on one experience within the walls of the working hotel. The company is supported by Ideas Tap and has previously collaborated with the Environment Agency, Landmark, The Electoral Reform Society and Arts and Humanities Research Council.
MIMI POSKITT - DIRECTOR
Founder and Artistic Director of Look Left Look Right. She has directed across a variety of projects outside of her work with LLLR including working with Coney, Associate Director on Epidemic, Old Vic New Voices and most recently with The Young Vic. She works mainly with new writing and verbatim text. Mimi has also worked for the Guardian and as an assistant producer for ITV and the BBC - she won a Royal Television Society Award for a documentary about 9/11.
MORGAN LLOYD MALCOLM - WRITER
Theatre credits include Belongings (Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Whatsonstage.com Best New Play Award Nominee, Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Nominee), Above And Beyond (Corinthia Hotel Artist in Residence) You Once Said Yes (Underbelly and Roundhouse, Fringe First Winner and Total Theatre Award Winner) Jack and The Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Aladdin. Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Platform and Epidemic (Old Vic Tunnels), Health Wealth (OldVicNewVoices), Suddenlossofdignity.com and Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover (Bush). Fanny and Madge, Maybe We Could, 13 O’Clock, The Receptionists and TimeTripppers (Trippplicate; various Edinburgh and London fringe venues). Television credits include School Of Comedy (E4) and Hotel Trubble (BBC1). Current projects include The Many Whoops Of Whoopstown a Latititude and Lyric Hammersmith Commission For LookLeftLookRight, Hellscreen for Firehouse Productions, Robin Hood for Bolton Octagon, and an as yet untitled project for Clean Break in 2013/14.
KATIE LYONS - WRITER
Katie is an actor and writer and formerly one third of comedy trio Trippplicate with whom she co-wrote and performed five Edinburgh shows with, winning nominations for the Dubble Act Award and The Writers Guild Best Comedy Award as well as a place on the BBC Comedy College. TV commissions included CBBC's Hotel Trubble, E4's School of Comedy and Scallywagga. For Look Left Look Right and with Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Katie has co-written the award-winning immersive show You Once Said Yes which was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, the Roundhouse London in 2012 as well as in Southampton and Salford. This was followed by the acclaimed Above and Beyond at the Corinthia hotel. Other Look Left Look Right shows include Not Another Musical (Latitude 2012) and The Many Whoops of Whoops Town (Latitude/Lyric 2013). Katie's acting credits include Bluestone 42, The Crimson Petal and the White, Him & Her, Boy A, and Green Wing as well as featuring in plays at the National Theatre and The Bush Theatre.
AMELIA HANKIN - DESIGNER
Amelia has recently graduated from her postgraduate in Theatre and Costume Design at RADA. Previous design credits for Look Left Look Right include; You Once Said Yes UK Tour at The Roundhouse, Camden, The Lowry, Salford and The Nuffield Southampton, Not Another Musical (Latitude Festival 2012) and You Wouldn't know Him he lives in Texas (Edinburgh Festival 2011). Previous other design credits include; Six Pictures of Lee Miller, RADA Vanbrugh, Directed by Edward Kemp, Love for Love, RADA Vanbrugh, Directed by Annie Tyson and The Red Helicopter, Arcola Theatre, Directed by Alex Brown.
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For any theatre company, however big or small going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a huge challenge. The biggest challenge for us is making the show possible and getting a large production team up to the Festival and keeping everyone fed and housed! We are lucky to have an proven show - so we know that the show will be a success - one that changes the way people experience theatre.
The money we raise will go towards this production but also assist in helping build us as a company beyond this experience at the Fringe. The people we will meet and the exposure we will get will help us develop as a company beyond this 2 week run. Thank you for taking the time to look at our page and helping us reach our goal. We cant wait to welcome you into the world of Look Left Look Right.
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