Impossible You, Impossible Me
+ Godot versus Beckett

Almer Alter Theatre Laboratory
[Sofia]

Tickets

Impossible You, Impossible Me
Alma Alter Theatre Laboratory
Directed by Nikolai Giorgiev
Thurs 12 June, 9.30pm
£5 (on the door)
Dempseys, Castle Street

 

Godot versus Beckett
Alma Alter Theatre Laboratory / Paul Jenkins
Directed by Nikolai Giorgiev
Sun 15 June, 7.30pm
£5 (on the door)
Dempseys, Castle Street

Two new works from Bulgaria’s Alma Alter Theatre Laboratory!

Impossible You, Impossible Me

Impossible you
Impossible me
Impossible here
Impossible now
Simply …
Impossible.

Two dilettantes weave philosophy and nonsense through fragments, cracked memories, dance, milk, dance and milk, milk and dance … into impossibly orchestrated anarchy.

Alma Alter penetrates into and researches the primary, essential theatre means of expression in the context of the present day. Alma Alter is syncretic, creative, unconventional, daring and is also known in Bulgaria as The Living Theatre. The philosophy and the methodology of Alma Alter is based on the aesthetics and practice of Bulgarian poet and theatre reformer Geo Milev and probably is closest to Polish theatre-maker Grotowski’s ‘Poor Theatre’ principles. The art of Alma Alter is highly interactive – the audience becomes an active participant. Each performance should be different from the previous, because it is happening here, now, with these people.

Alma Alter has won recognition as a unique place, where theatre is not ‘produced’, but ‘born’, where things ‘happen’ – a categorical alternative to the conventional theatre of production.

Performed by Petya Yosifova and Romina Nikolova.
Directed by Nikolai Giorgiev

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Godot versus Beckett

The greatest literary creation never to appear on stage, never to have a voice, never to bring relief to two idiots hopelessly waiting, never to supply the answers we crave, the unknown megastar of modern theatre … appears.

In this interactive protest performance Beckett’s absent hero seeks revenge on his creator who exiled him for eternity and challenges the old nihilist to pull on his boots and fight. Will Godot be able to defeat his miserablist maker and bring some truth, some meaning, anything for humanity to hang onto in a universe devoid of purpose?

Godot Versus Beckett has been developed by theatre maker Paul Jenkins (Wales) in collaboration with Alma Alter theatre laboratory from Sofia, Bulgaria and here is re-staged with performers from Wales and Bulgaria. Alma Alter’s work has a distinctive style, creating performance that invokes and incorporates the ‘living’ event. Every performance is unique depending on the impulses of the actors and the responses of the audience but existing within the structure of the performance score.

Cast includes: Paul Jenkins, Donna Males, Brent Morgan, Natalie Paisey
Directed by Nikolai Giorgiev