Lookout – Andy FieldTheatre
Price: €5 (Tickets on sale at tba.bol.pt. Capacity per session: 10 people)
Duration: 30 minutes / Age rating: to be classified by CCE
The Bairro Alto Theatre, which is not in Bairro Alto (but almost), will soon reopen. It is a new municipal theatre in Lisbon. In the meantime, we are already getting started: first online and now across the city with a series of events taking place between day and night, the ground and the sky, nearby and faraway; so that we can look and listen while we are standing still or moving, upright or lying on the ground, or even sitting in chairs. For now, nothing we are planning is in the theatre (but close by); and nothing will be actual theatre, but intimate and unusual moments that rethink and transform everything that surrounds them.
Created in collaboration with 16 children from a local primary school in Lisbon (Colégio de Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Casa Pia), Lookout is a one-to-one encounter between one adult audience member and one child performer taking place somewhere high up overlooking the city. Together they look out at the city and imagine its future. Through dreams of utopian architecture and potential catastrophes, hopes and fears, upcoming trends, proposed demolitions and real and imagined progress, they explore different versions of the city they inhabit.
created by Andy Field school Casa Pia de Lisboa - Colégio de Nossa Senhora da Conceição production Beckie Darlington music and sound design Tom Parkinson dramaturgy Sibylle Peters commissioned by The Arches and Unicorn Theatre