We have all been bored, trapped in monotony. We have all dreamt of escape. Our minds construct fantastic worlds to break us out of routine, taking us to our own private paradise. But eventually we have to come back. We always have to come back. 20,000 paper balls, three performers and office equipment create wonderful vistas in a stunning visual voyage through what it means to be bored. Performers portray office workers happily oppressed by routine, except one.
Form has previously had a successful full run at the Edinburgh Festival 2017 including sell out shows and 4 and 5 star reviews. The show then transferred to the Greenwich Theatre, Stantonbury Theatre and a one off showcase at Wilton's Music Hall. Form will now tour to Brighton Fringe, Prague Fringe, Ruhrfestspiele in Germany before finishing at the Drayton Arms Theatre. Winner of the Les Enfants Terribles Award 2017.
Suit 1: Tom Mangan
Suit 2: Alex Mangan
Suit 3: Jordan Choi
Production/Tour Manager: Katie Beadle
Composer: Ryan Greaves
Production Intern: Lucie Stranack
'Pure clowning gold' (The Scotsman)
Review from Edinburghguide.com
The constriction of order or the terror of chaos, these are two of the competing themes present in this engaging piece of physical theatre. There is a rapture in discipline and control, a reward for measure and definition. But alongside this comes constriction, disengagement and an erosion of the soul. Three performers portray the mundane, repetitive nature of office life, until a rebellion beings to form and then things become very, very interesting.
Retina Theatre raise some very real as well as challenging questions. The issues revolve around life and work and living. Many of us face these challenges as work does not always result in fulfilment. This performance piece brings this out in high resolution.
The performers use mime in a rudimentary but effective form to create and define a stifling office world together with the simplest of props; tables, stationary and 20,000 paper balls, yes, that's ri