The Project highlights the emotional cost that war places on people and the malleability of relationships under such circumstances.
“A play I won’t forget.” Can you ask for more as an audience member than a play that has such an impact that the memory sticks with you. This is the effect The Project is having on reviewers. We’ve collected some of the best together – see what they say, then book your tickets!
Impactful and unsettling – The Project at the White Bear Theatre shows the power of manipulation under Nazi control.
New drama The Project takes audiences inside World War II transit camp Westerbork, which held many of Europe’s most lauded cabaret artists of the time… and encouraged them to perform on a weekly basis. As it takes to the London stage , we take you inside rehearsals to see what the cast have been up to.
During World War II, the inmates of Westerbork transit camp were permitted to stage a weekly cabaret performance… just hours after 1,000 of their friends and neighbours had left on a train destined for Auschwitz. Playwright Ian Buckley tells us about the camp that housed many of Europe’s finest performers of the time and how it inspired his latest play, The Project.
Inspired by true events, Ian Buckley’s latest play, The Project, tells the story of an unusual World War Two transit camp where tragedy and cutting-edge entertainment meet. It receives its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre later this spring, running from 5 to 23 March 2019.
Two West Country lads speed through the night as both cheerful teenagers and disillusioned twenty-somethings. They wear cheap fancy dress masks; one is Batman and the other small and indistinct – Robin, maybe? Movement, voice and lighting states dictate time and place, with most of the action taking place in and around a car as they tear through the small town where they’ve spent their whole lives in this frenetic and occasionally unclear performance piece with a nod to performance art.