If just the poster image freaks you out, you better steel yourself for the actual performances. ‘Consequence’ is a six-night showcase of new theatre writing coming to Dalston from April 22-27 – and the organisers, a new company called Clay Theatre and Film, are promising a night of theatre that digs deep into troubling places, turns real life and relationships on their heads and highlights some of the most exciting new writing currently emerging in the city – all performed by an emerging company of young actors and directors. What’s more, they’ve found an exciting pop-up venue to do all this in: the Dalston Department Store is an old Victorian warehouse just off Kingsland Road.
Each evening will see a line-up of three plays, each of them quite short but not so sweet: Zaf Ayub’s ‘The Broken’ looks at a son’s difficult relationship with his mother through the mirror of time and memory; Daniel Sommerford’s ‘Blooms’ imagines an increasingly surreal and creepy encounter between a corporation and a prospective employee; and Sommerford’s ‘Once Said’ takes us into a police interview room and a troubling encounter between two officers and a suspect. Whether anyone will actually be wearing that mask on the poster, we can’t say at this stage. Bring your own, if you’re into that kind of thing.
For more info on ‘Consequence’ and tickets go to claytheatreandfilm.com.