+3 Interview: All Quiet On The Western Front

2016allquie_p8

“We felt it was important to make a show that told the story of the young men that lost their lives during The Great War.”

WHO: Angus Castle-Doughty

WHAT: “In the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, Incognito theatre revives Erich Maria Remarque’s classic tale that exposes the mental and physical strain of trench warfare, All Quiet on the Western Front. Adapting the story in their trademark physical style, Incognito harnesses the tragic energy of Remarque’s novel and creates a stunningly poetic, poignant and expressionistic theatrical experience in order to tell the breaking story of the German soldiers who fought on the Western Front during the Great War.”

WHERE: Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

WHEN: 13:45 (60 min)

MORE: Click Here!


Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

This is our third time at the festival as a company. Previously however we’ve performed at the past 6 festivals. Our previous two shows (adaptations of Government Inspector and Dorian Gray) had sell out runs and so we have returned to try and challenge ourselves further!

Tell us about your show.

Being the centenary of the battle of the Somme we felt it was important to make a show that told the story of the young men that lost their lives during The Great War, using Remarque’s Classic and harrowing tale as the base of our adaptation. We have always received massive amounts of support from the Pleasance having been borne out of the Young Pleasance and this year they have given us the opportunity to perform in a larger space on three sides, allowing us to expand our unique physical style to interrogate what it meant to be a young man in WWI.

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

Lemons X5
We Are Ian
Nina Conti
Alice Unhinged (Young Pleasance)


LIKE WHAT YOU JUST READ? FOLLOW US ON TWITTER! FIND US ON FACEBOOK! OR SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST!

INTERESTED IN BEING INTERVIEWED TOO? CLICK HERE!