Nov, 2010 26

culture, know how Follow Me into the Tunnels of London for Art & Theater

London’s venerable theater institution, The Old Vic made an intriguing purchase in the winter of 2010. Nestled beneath Waterloo Train Station and aptly named the Old Vic Tunnels, it is one of London’s newest and most eclectic performance spaces.

Imagine seeing a play, attending an exhibit of interactive art, or hearing a band perform in the tunnels previously owned by British Rail and now showcasing some of London’s finest, most provocative talent.

A fascinating sounding  performance runs from 4. December until the 22. December 2010. Called Cart Macabre, it is described as a “nightmare fairground ride through a dream-like landscape”.  Billed as a “restless exploration of isolation and disorientation”, Cart Macabre is part theater and part installation.

There is a “Volunteer Scheme” at The Old Vic Tunnels aimed at 16-25 year olds who are hungry for hands-on theater experience. There is need for help in the areas of marketing, front of house, production and behind the scenes technical assistance, as well as set creation, etc.  What a great experience for a budding thespian. The web-site below further explains the volunteering opportunities.

A steady stream of events occurs now in this new venue. Find out what happens next here: http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whatson.php?id=63

TO GET THERE: Take the Jubilee, Bakerloo or Northern tube lines to the Waterloo stop. Then, follow the directions from Waterloo to the tunnels as provided by the Old Vic, here: http://www.oldvictheatre.com/pdf/FromtheOV.pdf

Come along with me…London Calling….


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