Watermans present "Blowing" - free tickets available

A darkly comedic story of a disintegrated family

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Coming Up On Screen at the Watermans

Wednesday 27th October, 7pm

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40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS
Box Office: 020 8232 1010

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fanSHEN and Company of Angels, in association with the Junction present the UK premiere of:


By Jeroen van den Berg, trans. Rina Vergano
Directed by Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe
(suitable for young people aged 11 years and over)

Watermans are offering free tickets to this performance. All you have to do is call Box Office on 020 8232 1010 and quote ‘promo1’ for a free ticket.

Winner of the Young Angels Theatremakers Award 2009, BLOWING is the darkly comedic story of a disintegrated family which no one has got around to leaving yet, written by one of the most talented contemporary playwrights in the Netherlands.

Start again. And this time, make sure it’s perfect.

A perfect family celebrate their perfect mother’s perfect fortieth birthday.

A perfect photo opportunity – or a chance to destroy the image of perfection that they’ve been peddling for years.

Time to choose.

Winner of the prestigious Dutch Taalunie Award for Best Play, BLOWING tells the story of a family imploding under the weight of its own fantasy. Award-winning company fanSHEN (Shooting Rats, Meetings, Full Circle) present a new piece of international theatre about dreams, destruction and deceit.

“Stimulating food for thought” **** – Evening Standard on fanSHEN’s recent sell-out show Shooting Rats

fanSHEN believe in stories and telling them as a vital function of being human. We create internationally influenced theatre, which is both dynamically physical and affectingly psychological. We seek unusual spaces where we can explore new relationships between the people involved in the live act of theatre.

Company of Angels was set up in 2001 by John Retallack to foster and produce new and experimental theatre for young audiences. The company’s mission is to broaden the definition of theatre for young people through experimental projects and new productions of a high artistic standard. The Young Angels Theatremakers Award, now in its third year, offers one
emergent creative team the opportunity to develop and produce a new European play for young audiences. 2009 winners fanSHEN were selected from a highly competitive field of applicants.

Company Information
Cast: Peter Bray, Paul Brendan, Louise Bush & Jennifer Jackson/ Direction: Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe
Design: Joanna Scotcher/ Lighting Design: Emma Chapman/ Composition: Richard Hammarton

October 26, 2010