Oblivia: Entertainment Island

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Presented By SPILL Festival

In October the internationally celebrated SPILL Festival of Performance returns to Ipswich, presenting a packed five day programme of exciting experimental theatre and live art from around the world.

Taking to the main stage here at the New Wolsey are Oblivia, one of Europe’s finest groups of contemporary performance makers.
Their epic show Entertainment Island drills through the vast world of entertainment and popular culture, from the shiny surface to the murky and private regions underneath. Using minimal lights and sound and no set, three exceptional performers have just themselves to rely on. This is physical theatre of the very highest order, by turns laugh out loud funny, profound and urgent. This show is quite simply unmissable.

Founded in 2000 in Helsinki, international performance company Oblivia is a unique force on the Finnish performance scene. Working from grand ideas to minimalist performances, Oblivia merge the boundaries of genres and nationalities. The background of Oblivia’s members from Finland and UK are in music, dance and theory. This mixture creates a vibrant tension and humour in the work.

DURATION / Approx 2.5 hours
NOTES / Performed in English
ACCESS / Synopsis and context of the work available in audio and braille.

“ Meticulous physicality and unstinting humour.”
Mary Brennan, The Herald Scotland

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