Commons date for Playbox promenade show

Published: 22 June 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

Warwick-based Playbox Theatre is to stage a “unique” performance at the House of Commons.

Playbox founding director Mary King and workshop director Stewart McGill will create an interactive promenade show inspired by commedia dell’arte and fusing theatre, song, circus and movement.

The performance in September will be at a conference of presiding officers and staff of the lower chambers of the parliaments of various international nations.

Mary King said, “This is certainly the most unusual work we will have ever created and the most exciting venue.

“The work will be made over the next few months in our studios in Warwick. It’s superb that the conference managers have looked outside London for artistic input and we’re thrilled to be working with them.”

Details of the show will be revealed in August.

Founded in 1986, Playbox Theatre develops theatre for and with young people “through exciting and innovative methods”.