interTWINE Theatre presents Lacuna

A Community project Guildford, United Kingdom

We aim to create an inspiring piece of devised theatre themed around presence, absence and missing people.

Project aim

We aim to create an inspiring piece of devised theatre themed around presence, absence and missing people.

About the project

We are a newly established theatre company (formed in late 2014) putting on our first production, Lacuna. As a company, our ethos is to work collaboratively, creating new work which we feel is both relevant and innovative, and to put it on as part of larger arts festivals.

This year we will be performing our debut production as part of Brighton Fringe Festival on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd May!!!

The need for our audiences to share our space with us is crucial to making our work collaborative. To this end we are very excited to have secured the basement of The Globe pub in Brighton as our venue for the festival. 

We are a young and emerging theatre company aiming to put on great work around the UK.

We are primarily storytellers. We create work stirred by a socio-political context, whilst retaining a suspended feeling of timelessness. This means that we are not bound by any one genre expectation, because our pieces stem from real life stories and that is how our signature style is created.

We have a varied range of experience which brings different skills to our collaboration; movement, music, creative writing, clowning, improvisation, and spoken word all play a part in our self-directed work.

We are currently in rehearsals, devising new scenes and creating links between stories and characters. The rehearsals are a lot of fun - it's great to see an idea up on its feet and grow into something bigger and better!!

As a collective, we all put equal input into creating our work. We believe this makes us unique. 

Lacuna, although still in its developmental stages, has a very strong sense of direction as our first production.

The title, Lacuna, refers to something which is missing; an empty space; a void. We have taken this idea as a starting point for our piece. From this we have researched into stories about missing people, both ancient myths, and contemporary news stories covered by the media. We have looked at and discussed the different possibilities surrounding the idea of something, someone or some part being missing. 

A web of stories are forming, and characters are being developed. As part of our socio-political context to the piece we are also looking at how the media sways us to accuse and to glorify the people involved in missing people cases. We become desensitised, and as a company interTWINE is interested in looking at how we, as a nation, are affected by this.  

Of course, our show is still a work in progress, but we are very excited and keen to see Lacuna become the best it can possibly be. Therefore, this fundraising campaign is really important to us in order to have money for props, set and technical equipment. We want Lacuna to be a a great first professional production for us as a company.