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If you want to be taken on a journey unlike anything else
Places and people blur. Brisbane, England, hotel, hospital, beyond. It's a tour to the end of the world. Creative Director Nathan Booth, Director Matt Seery and Metro Arts welcome you to their performance of ENGLAND by Tim Crouch. I was lucky enough to attend the Saturday night performance and without giving too much away, ENGLAND by Tim Crouch is unlike anything I've seen before.
Starring Barbara Lowing and Steven Tandy, their performances take you to a place where, in that moment, nothing else exists. You are drawn in. They capture your mind, your heart and your undivided attention. Set in an art gallery and featuring works from Brisbane based visual artists; Brigid Holt, Dana Lawrie, Charlie Myers and Damien Pasquale.
Once you take a few flights of creaky stairs, you're lead into an open, yet dimly lit space. The drips of paint on the wooden floorboards set the scene, strangers mingling, already having something in common. No one really sure what to expect, not knowing what the next hour will have in store. There's a small cash bar so you can get a drink, admire the art or simply people watch before the story begins.
It's raw. It's real. You're taken on a journey. And if you've never visited Metro Arts before, you're in for a real treat. You immediately feel a little artsy, a little more cultured as you enter the loft-esque type space. Prior to the show, I went in blind, unaware of what the next hour or so would bring. Will I like it? Will it be worth giving up my Saturday night in my jarmies on the couch with a glass of red ordering my favourite Indian curry and naan while watching Netflix? (and I mean actually Netflix and chill – no hidden meanings for this early 30 something here). Needless to say, it was. I don't want to give it away at all. But I will say this. It was truly unique. Intriguing. Thought provoking. Something you just have to see for yourself. If you are craving something different, I encourage you to go along. Support local artists as they share their talent and passion with you.
If you want to expand your mind. If you want to challenge your ideas of what mainstream theatre looks like, ENGLAND will undeniably take you to a place far far away.
Tickets are limited so make sure you get in quick. You can purchase tickets online here. Starting at just $28 for a concession ticket, ENGLAND will be showing at the Metro Arts from the 19th until the 29th April. Show kicks off at 7.30pm.