Interactive theatre specialists Look Left Look Right (UK) work with experimental theatre company Mind Adventures (Sri Lanka)

  • Pia Hatch (the housewife) bemoans the cost of living. Photograph: Deshan Tennekoon

Interactive theatre companies, Look Left Look Right from the UK and Mind Adventures from Sri Lanka, worked together to share practice and to develop a scratch performance of a new interactive production, Route 110.

Route 110 was performed to an audience of 15 on a bus in Colombo. Tracy Holsinger, Artistic Director of Mind Adventures, says: ‘The iconic, red, Sri Lanka Transport Board bus is the most egalitarian mode of travel in the country. People of all ages, genders, ethnicities, religious communities and social backgrounds use it on a daily basis. Through this device, we focused on social issues that Sri Lankans face, quite apart from religious and ethnic issues: cost of living, the education system, gender issues...’ Characters included a conductor, a housewife, two lovers, a student and an executive.

This collaboration came about as a result of Look Left Look Right being part of the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2013.

Look Left Look Right undertook a similar trip to Lagos, Nigeria, where they made a new piece of site-specific work for the Lagos Theatre Festival. Molly and Mimi from Look Left Look Right blogged about their time in Lagos for us here.


  • Galle, Sri Lanka

    1st Feb 2014 - 30th Nov 2014

    Galle, Sri Lanka.

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