Beady Eye Theatre

Beady Eye are a UK based structure for local and international collaborators to create innovative contemporary theatre and performance projects. 

Making narrative contemporary theatre that appeals to a broad range of audiences, they believe that challenging work can speak to all sorts of people. They work with movement and reenactment as means to prise open the past and to time travel. They work with objects, creating arresting visual imagery that is both poetic and concrete. 

They are driven to make visually playful, poetic work that communicates on a personal and intimate level in a world which is increasingly depersonalised and hostile for ordinary people. 

Their performance is transdisciplinary; it is theatre, dance, puppetry, film, installation and story-telling.

  • Image: Everything Must Go Photographer: Maria Andrews

Productions

Everything Must Go

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 2
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Approximately 6metres cubed. Tours overland in a transit van.

Description:

A father/daughter collaboration - a heartfelt exploration of an extraordinary life. Intended to be staged as a duo, innovative performer Kristin Fredricksson beautifully pays tribute to her late father, the charismatic artist Karl Fredricksson. This moving meditation on love, loss, memory and play won a Total Theatre Award in 2009.

Available in English or French.

Cooking Ghosts

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 4
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Approximately 4metres cubed. Tours in an estate car.

Description:

The moving story of a woman who has no choice but to leave her children. A tale of tenderness and laughter turns to sadness and confusion. An attempt to understand the past becomes a daring journey through the veils of memory that yields surprises and awakens ghosts.

Almost text free.

Le Métre

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 1
  • Freight: No freight necessary

Description:

On se demande tous, à un moment donné, pourquoi on est là. On cherche un sens à la vie. Elle, a trouvé son Mètre. Spéléologue spirituelle, se sortira-t-elle des hécatombes de l'être ? Trouvera-t-elle son maître? Une nouvelle approche de ces questions, très sérieuses... Théâtre d'objets. Uniquement en français.

Wraparound work

Beady Eye offer a range of wraparound activities and one-off workshops including:

Pre- and post- show discussions/Q & A
Masterclasses for theatre professionals
Mentoring
Collaborative residencies.

Workshops for various age groups and contexts:

  • Young children up to age 12
  • Schools up to age 18
  • University and Drama school students
  • Intergenerational and community groups

Workshops can be tailor-made to suit group needs. Themes include:

  • Devising physical theatre
  • Autobiographical performance – 'Telling your story'
  • Puppetry/Object Theatre techniques
  • Visual story-telling techniques
  • Movement skills based on Feldenkrais' Awareness Through Movement

Beady Eye has experience teaching all ages and levels from 5 years up to Masters level and theatre professionals.

Press Comments & Testimonials

"funny, moving and unique"

Donald Hutera, The Times 

"When I got up to leave I scanned the house for a dry eye, but I couldn't find one anywhere."

Roger Cox, The Scotsman 

"playful, bizarre, and finally deeply touching"

Sarah Hemming, Financial Times 

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Details

Artistic Director(s)

Kristin Fredricksson

Contact details

Kristin Fredricksson
Artistic Director

12 Puckle Lane
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3JX

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