Shunt - The Architects

I never got to go to Shunt when it was at London Bridge, but I have been keeping an eye out for what they've been doing since, and saw their Electric Hotel which was good, and they have a new production out. It sounds very interesting, loosely inspired by the Labyrinth and the Minotaur. Here's some official blurb:

In the custard halls of the biscuit factory in Bermondsey
The walls are smeared with history - the history of mass producing biscuits.

Shunt have taken the extraordinary liberty to extend this history to ancient Greece.

The Architects
Inspired by the labyrinth and the horror it contains.

'I hear their footsteps or their voices in the depths of the galleries of stone and I run with joy in search of them.'
The House of Asterion by Jorge Luis Borges

These are your footsteps - they are your voices - this is a trip of a lifetime.

A wildly disorientating performance chasing the tail of myths, memory and misanthropy; and the vague hope that amongst you there might also be a hero.

It's running through December and January. Tickets are £20 or £25 Friday and Saturday. I'd like to go on a weeknight and save that extra £5. Dates are pretty flexible but I'm going to suggest the week commencing December 10th.

You can buy tickets here: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-architects-–-shunt-at-the-biscuit-factory?dates=[masked]#tabpos

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  • Matt C

    4 stars only because I had very high expectations!

    December 20, 2012

  • Nadine

    Wonderful, Kooky and Funny. I loved that at the start a dressed up heavily pregnant woman reaches into a cow behind to retrieve her shoe. You don't see the character again unless I missed something.

    December 19, 2012

  • Katie

    Hey everybody, my +1 isn't able to attend anymore, so if there is anybody who is looking for a ticket, please msg me.

    Cheers,
    K

    December 18, 2012

    • Feros

      Hi Katie, is your ticket still going?

      December 18, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Ok everyone, well as it is supposed to be cold, I shan't be wearing anything that noticeable - just a big parka (camouflage greenish), with a bright multicoloured scarf. The coat does have a big rip down one side though, which will mark it out as mine. I may also have a two-tone grey/blue hat on with hanging bobbles. See ya later!

    December 18, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Hey guys,

    If anyone else wants a text when I get there, PM me your number and I'll make sure you can find us!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Hi guys! Let's all just meet at the venue at 7. Doors don't open before then, so don't get there early! And like Carolyn says - dress WARM!!

    December 17, 2012

    • Jo

      Hi Jamina, I haven't been to a meetup with this group before, could you send me your number so I can find you?

      December 17, 2012

  • Matt C

    If you want to go but thought tickets had sold out, think again! :) Looks like there are 22 left right now :)

    https://secure.nationaltheatre.org.uk/performance?id=38244&syos=&ba_only=1&hide=&return_url=shows%252Fthe-architects-shunt-at-the-biscuit-factory%253Fdates%253D

    December 14, 2012

  • Carolyn

    Hey everyone, my friend just let me know that the venue is FREEZING, so let's all wrap up warm! :) Also - comfy shoes as there's a bit of walking...

    December 13, 2012

  • Pete H.

    Just bought ticket for 18th. There were around 20 left just now

    November 12, 2012

  • mez

    Does anyone want to buy a ticket for the 18th? I think I've double booked myself so may not be able to go.

    October 19, 2012

    • mez

      Hi Katie, my apologies, the ticket to the other event I'd booked has now been sold so I will now attend this one.

      November 1, 2012

    • Katie B

      Hey, no worries, thanks for getting back to me.

      November 1, 2012

  • Carolyn

    I have my ticket for 18th. There are now only 6 tickets available for the 18th, so if you haven't got one, I'd get in quick or you'll miss out!

    September 7, 2012

  • Nadine

    Ticket bought for the 18th : )

    September 7, 2012

  • Naomi

    Ok I have a ticket for the 18th, just got to hope our xmas party isn't on that day!

    September 6, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    I have my ticket, for the 18th, and there were loads of tickets left when I got mine.

    Just to answer your other comment Naomi - I didn't want to do any later than the 18th as we're starting to get into Xmas territory then!

    Let me know when you've all got your tickets!

    X

    September 3, 2012

    • Naomi

      I meant later as in January! I think the 18th might be too close to xmas for me...

      September 6, 2012

    • Jamina W.

      Oh, I see! It's only on until Jan 6th which was a bit close to the New Year I think.

      September 6, 2012

  • Lloyd

    I have my ticket for the 18th.

    September 5, 2012

  • mez

    ticket booked for the 18th

    September 3, 2012

  • Naomi

    Can you let me know when you have a ticket? Don't want to buy one if no one else has one..

    September 3, 2012

  • Naomi

    Is this a definite date now? Tuesdays are really hard for me, but I guess I could buy a ticket and sell it on if I can't go...

    September 1, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    I have changed the date to December 18th. Hope that's ok with everyone!

    September 1, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Oh yeah. And Thursday the 13th doesn't seem to have any either. How about the following Tuesday - loads of tickets for then, or is that getting a bit close to Christmas?

    August 31, 2012

    • Carolyn

      Tues 18th is fine by me!

      August 31, 2012

  • Katie

    I'm up for the 12, 18, 19, or 20th :)

    August 31, 2012

  • Katie

    Looks like there's only 1 ticket left for the 6th - I was thinking of trying the 12th?

    August 31, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    For some reason it won't let me buy tickets for December 11th. Perhaps they're sold out though it does seem a bit weird that Tuesdays should be so popular. I didn't have any real reason to pick the 11th, we could go for the 6th as Naomi suggested? Let me know guys and I'll book my ticket today!

    August 31, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Great, well if December 11th seems ok with people I will go ahead and book my ticket tomorrow. Finally - pay day!

    August 30, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Hi Amy, I'm really not sure - all I know is what is written above. The last one I went to wasn't - although you did have to wear headphones, and they always keep things new and different, so I'm sure it would be worth it even without any interactivity.

    How do people feel about December 11th?

    August 25, 2012

    • Carolyn

      11th is fine by me!

      August 29, 2012

    • Nadine

      The 11th is ok for me

      August 30, 2012

  • Amy

    Is it something like the audience participation stuff of Train Bum Bum or Vic Tunnels? If yes then I'm up for it :)

    August 22, 2012

  • Carolyn

    Sounds good! Keep me in the loop on dates - Weds are out for me as I have dance class.

    August 22, 2012

  • Naomi

    Actually I might buy 6 December tickets anyway as there's a friend who wants to go with me, and i might go again with you.

    August 22, 2012

  • Naomi

    Hi I've been to Shunt events many times and they're brilliant. They do tend to sell out though! I need to go on a Thursday or saturday ideally - I was thinking of going on 6th December as i think later in December will be problematic (Xmas parties etc) - what do you think?

    August 22, 2012

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