Thank you to everyone who came to see Machines For Living at The Blue Elephant Theatre in South London. We had a fantastic four week run and it was a pleasure to make the show and perform it in such a wonderful theatre!
Do have a look at The Blue Elephant’s website, here. They programme some of the most exciting work in London, with an impressive commitment to new writing and physical or visual theatre.
We’re now counting down the days until Machines For Living opens at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We’re on at 3.30pm every day at Zoo (Venue 124, The Aviary).
If you’ve already seen Machines For Living, come again or spread the word!
If you need persuading, read our fantastic reviews from The Stage or The Morning Star.
Machines For Living is about Brutalist tower blocks and we were lucky enough to interview architects, architectural historians and residents of tower blocks as part of our research process. We’d like to thank all of them for giving their time and sharing their knowledge and experiences. We couldn’t have made the show without you.
It is very touching when people share stories from their lives and we were aware that we were handling something very precious when we used this material in rehearsals.
Kate Macintosh and George Finch were two of the architects we interviewed. Both of them designed residential blocks for the Greater London Council in the 1960’s, the period in which our show is set. They came to see the show and shared their thoughts on Building Design Magazine’s blog, in an article called ‘A Morality Play For Our Times’ (!). You can read their reviews here.
Have a look at our Twitter feed, for a retrospective of our run at The Blue Elephant Theatre including rehearsal shots and links to some of the most interesting articles we found about tower blocks, cities and architecture.
See you in Edinburgh!