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The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award: Fielden with JAMS, Marathon

This is theatre for a generation engulfed by the fog of information in the digital age, where the storytelling is disrupted, never fully taking shape, as our narrators try to recall an event.

A man on the front line of a conflict between two countries is told by his general to relay a message to the king: ‘we’ve lost the war, the enemy is coming.’ The journey he takes and the people he meets along the way lead him to question his faith in the mission.

Marathon is less about the Greek myth and more about the performers onstage struggling to re-enact the play they’ve created of the same name. Under a kind of collective amnesia, they experiment with form, style, live music and pyrotechnics to evoke the sense of confusion felt by many in our times. JAMS are a group of young, international artists intent on creating unpredictable and collaborative theatre.

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Details

Start:
September 20
End:
September 29
Cost:
£18
Website:
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/alan-fielden-with-jams-marathon

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London , EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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Barbican Centre
Phone:
020 7638 8891
Website:
www.barbican.org.uk
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