Presenting the latest work by artist Boogaloo Stu, Home Live Art returns to the glorious surroundings of Angel House in Brighton to explore regeneration, community and urban living.
Juxtaposing the splendour of the seafront regency property, Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regeneration.
With pubs being shuttered at an alarming rate, gentrification continues apace; and it would seem that our communities, both urban and rural, are being hollowed out and left for dead by developers driven by greed. Faced with imminent closure, publicans Kevin and Babs Chisholm from the Dog & Dumplings take on the big boys, in this musical tale of a busy boozer doing battle with dodgy developers.
Audiences will be welcomed into Angel House for drinks at the Dog & Dumplings Bar and to wander the restored Regency rooms. The show will be preceded by Kev and Babs’ rowdy and hilarious pub quiz; and post show, all will be invited to sober up gently with a discussion about the future of our pubs, chaired by an eminent local publican and Marlborough proprietor David Shepherd.
Speaking of programming Boogaloo Stu, Mimi Banks, co-director of Home Live Art noted:
“Boogaloo Stu is a well loved and respected institution of the Alternative Arts scene in Brighton and further afield, and we are hugely excited by the opportunity to support his continuing experimentation into theatre performance. The creative dynamic between Boogaloo Stu and Flick Fernando is extraordinary here; humour, timing and improvisational moments are spot on. Expect deadly serious content, delivered with inspired silliness and irreverence, packaged up in a carefully constructed theatrical context that continuously works to blur the lines of convention between audience and performance”.
The Home Live Art Salon is a platform for artists to experiment with ideas and show new work in an intimate and interactive environment with plenty of opportunity for informal exchange between artists and audience members. It is an important return to early beginnings for Home Live Art, which was originally founded in 1999 with a series of ground-breaking Salon events presented in a domestic living space in London.
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th March 2017, 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours approx.
Tickets £12, £10 concession *plus booking fee.
Box office online and in person at Marlborough Theatre – http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/home-live-art-salon-with-boogaloo-stu/
Further information on Angel House can be found at www.angel-house.com
Devised, written and performed by Boogaloo Stu and Flick Ferdinando
Directed by Ed Gaughan
Original music by Angus Greenhalgh
Live score by Greg Mickelborough and Craig Mathewson
Set design by Ben Irwin and Ivan Fabrega
Lighting design by Phil Supple
Sound design by Martin King
Production manager Simon Booth
Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.