ARGYLL ARTS COLLECTIVE
Welcome to Argyll Arts Collective, a new not for profit initiative who aim to promote the arts/music/theatre and dance in the Loch Goil area.
We are excited to bring to the village hall in Lochgoilhead, A Company of Wolves, an up and coming dance theatre company from Glasgow, performing their two man show ‘ A Brief History of Evil’ on Sunday 30th October at 7 pm.
For more details check out the fb page https://www.facebook.com/Argyll-Arts-Collective-554169871451659/.
Tickets are £8 and £7 concession if you book in advance. And £10 with £9 concession on the door.
The performance is suitable for 14 years and over and there will be refreshments and snacks available to buy.
To book please call Joni 07765 016 543.
Watch the Trailer: vimeo.com/139704604
Hilarious and mesmerising, terrifying and absurd, A Brief History of Evil is a duet about lies and where they can lead us. Who hasn’t embroidered the truth, or pretended to be someone they’re not? When all the lies are stripped away, who is left? When we look in the mirror, who looks back? Which version is really us? A white-knuckle ride to an unknown destination: what happens when we listen to the voices inside us? Or don’t?
Created and performed by Ewan Downie (Winner: Herald Archangel award, Jury Prize: Eurotopiques Festival) and Jonathan Peck, with directorial assistance from Al Seed (Winner: Fringe First and Herald Angel awards), A Brief History of Evil combines Company of Wolves’ electrifying movement style with the vulnerability, mockery, and satire of clown and buffon. The result is a performance that is dangerous, relentless, and very, very funny.
Simultaneously absurd, hilarious and terrifying, A Brief History of Evil fuses satirical spoken word with thrilling movement in a lyrical, physical and dynamic exploration of greed, dishonesty, and the darker depths of our desires. The show exposes the violence and conflict that can lie under the best of intentions and the best of friendships. It is a hybrid show, drawing on a huge range of theatrical disciplines – experimental, but accessible and immediate, with a compelling narrative and unforgettable characters.
It is a show for audiences who are curious, enjoy humour, and are ready to try something a little different, inspired by the action-filled entertainment of Manga, martial arts and comic books. A dark, wildly entertaining comedy with an edge of surrealism – ‘Waiting for Godot’ meets ‘The League of Gentlemen.’ At selected performances, performers Downie and Peck will join audiences for a live Q&A after the performance, discussing the show’s inspiration, its development, and their own journeys to becoming professional performance-makers, and offering a rare chance to explore Company of Wolves’ unique theatre-making process.
Duration: 45mins | Age Range: 14+ | * Features a post-show Q&A with the performers
All booking links at companyofwolves.org.uk/projects/a-brief-history-of-evil
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1108684359200024
Company of Wolves is a groundbreaking laboratory theatre company based in Glasgow, formed in 2012 by Ewan Downie and Anna Porubcansky. We search for what delights us: the catch in the throat, the knot in the stomach, the shiver down the spine. Our shows fuse dynamic movement, absurdity and tragedy with moments of heart-stopping beauty to turn a searchlight on what it means to be human. The foundation of our work is rigorous training that aims to develop the performer’s full resources – body, voice, emotion, mind. We make performances that use elements of theatre, dance, music, and improvisation to inspire, challenge and question.
Ewan Downie (Performer/Deviser) is Artistic Director of Company of Wolves. An award-winning director, writer and actor, he works worldwide in experimental theatre and performance. Ewan was a member of Poland’s renowned Song of the Goat Theatre from 2006-2012, devising and performing in Macbeth (2006-2012), The Crucible (2010), and Songs of Lear (2011-12), for which he won both a Fringe First and a Herald Archangel.Recent projects include Achilles (in development), A Brief History of Evil, The End of Things, Seven Hungers, and Invisible Empire for Company of Wolves; Cruzadas (National Theatre, Portugal); Hidden Birds (La Virgule, France).
Jonathan Peck (Performer/Deviser) is an actor, theatre practitioner and teacher specialising in devised theatre. He is a founding member of Company of Wolves and has devised and performed in A Brief History of Evil, Invisible Empire and Seven Hungers and The End of Things. He has also directed and performed solo and company devised shows for Gonzo Moose, Robins Lines Productions, Merge Festival, Ruben Feels Productions, Infectious Theatre Co, Impresarios, Finger In The Pie, and Gingerline. Jonathan teaches improvisation at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and co-leads workshops with Company of Wolves.