“I came a few times as a student but probably the less said about those shows, the better!”
WHO: Rachel Briscoe, Creator and Director
WHAT: “A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists. Things I pretend to be interested in, times my eight year old self would be proud of me, places I would hide a body… Includes laughs, music, sad times, romance, some dancing, a dog* (*no dog). The profound and the ridiculous sitting playfully side by side. Lists… is a chance to feel connected without ever having to leave the safety of your seat. 2016 Live Lab bursary winner; co-commissioned by ARC.”
WHERE: Summerhall (Venue 26)
WHEN: 13:45 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
It’s fanSHEN’s first time, yes. I came a few times as a student but probably the less said about those shows, the better!
Tell us about your show.
Lists for the End of the World is a show made up of lists – from all sorts of people in all sorts of places. So far, over 250 people have contributed material to the show. Then we (fanSHEN) sit down with it in a rehearsal room and figure out what to include and how to present it. The show isn’t just people reading lists – there’s laughs, music, sad times, romance, some dancing, a look at the world through other people’s eyes, and the most memorable reworking of Nirvana’s ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’ that you’ll ever see.
fanSHEN was founded by Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe, so that we could make the kind of theatre that we wanted to see: playfully political and experimental without being elitist. Over the past ten years, we’ve gathered an unorthodox family of multi-talented collaborators.
Lists… was awarded the Live Lab bursary in 2016, and we also developed it with the support of ARC. We’ve done some informal try-outs and previews but Edinburgh will be the premier. We’ll tour it in 2018.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
How to Win Against History at 19.25, Assembly George Square Gardens.
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