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Ghostland Cinema - An avant garde performance in Spanish and English

The BE Festival will be in Birmingham from 2nd July to 12th July

Each night, there are FOUR shows, each lasting no more than 30 mins. Each night there is at least one show with some content from Spain or Latin America. All shows take place in The Studio. There's an interval after two performances when the audience are able to sit down for dinner together in an informal restaurant created in the venues main stage. Dinner is optional, and there is a relaxed bar area to enjoy aswell/instead. There is a real mix of work each night: think of it as 'theatre tapas'! For each individual, there's bound to be at least one thing you love and probably at least one thing perhaps less so! But hopefully the entire evening is an experience, where you will get to see a real range of theatre, some of which you probably wouldn't normally think of trying but hopefully go away from inspired and pleasantly surprised!

Tickets cost £12 (exc dinner) or you can get a 5 day pass for £50 (see below).

More info on the festival and how it all works here: http://befestival.org/festival/

FRI 11 JULY

The first show of the evening is called Ghostland Cinema by an all female English and Spanish duo called Mingbeast. About half of the spoken text is in Spanish (with English subtitles) and half in English. This isn't a play in the recognisable sense! It's an avant-garde performance. The story as such is really broken up, the form and content is quite surreal. Loosely based around the memory of a repeated scene from an imagined movie, it's an exploration of remembering and forgetting rather than a conventional play with a plot, a start a middle and an end.

For dinner that night is Toulouse Style sausage (or mushroom) and lentil stew.
Full menu:
http://befestival.org/festival/dinner-2014/

The other three shows you will see that night are:

* Does it start with a kiss? - A fun pastiche/parody of classic and contemporary dance. Hungarian company, no words.

*  Wunschkonzert - a heavy, intense Cuban solo dance piece about loneliness with no words.

* Waiting - a very minimal projected film and dance piece from an Iraqi in exile in Belgium, all about the experience of Waiting.

More info and Book tickets for Friday: http://birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/be-festival-friday/?tab=6#unit-production-dates

Tickets available from The REP box-office for £12. Dinner costs £8 in addition.
http://birmingham-rep.co.uk/season/be-festival-2014
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