In this retrospective recital commissioned by Brighton Festival, Neil Bartlett revisits his formative works and premiers a new solo show. Bartlett is one of Britain’s most prolific and provocative theatre-makers as well as the author of Skin Lane, Mr Clive & Mr Page, and Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall.
In this special one-off event Bartlett takes a characteristically personal and passionate look back at nearly thirty years of his solo work to pieces that were first performed in nightclubs and derelict warehouses: a journey that has taken him from the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to the Royal Court – and back again.
The evening includes fragments from such seminal shows as A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep, Sarrasine and Night After Night. It concludes with the world premiere of What Can You Do?, a new piece. What Can You Do? follows Neil Bartlett’s two previous Brighton Festival successes at Theatre Royal Brighton, The Girl I Left Behind Me (2010) and For Alfonso (2011).
‘…funny, furious, provocative; sensational.’
‘Neil Bartlett is a performer who can really change the way people think.’
Brighton Festival runs from May 5 -27, 2012. It is an annual mixed arts festival which takes place across the city. The first Brighton Festival was held in 1967 and featured performances by Lawrence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins and Yehudi Menuhin.