Image-focusgroup--800x500 TOOT and Ovalhouse present:

Focus Group*

June 28, 2017

Main House: Seated

RESCHEDULED:
Focus Group*

*or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1

1 a play after David Foster Wallace

Inspired by the cult US writer’s short story Mister Squishy, Focus Group* is a comedy with a dark heart, exploring the loneliness and absurdity of modern life and consumer culture with humanity and humour. It is strange, unsettling and playful.  The production celebrates the human drive to continue in what can feel like an increasingly remote reality.  Through TOOT’s distinctive style of interactive performance, the company provokes audiences to consider whether a real connection is possible at all.

Sit back, eat (individually wrapped, luxury) cake, and see a man gradually relinquish the delusion that he matters in the slightest.... And then go back to watching kitten videos on Facebook.

Focus Group* is an Ovalhouse co-production. Originally seed commissioned by South Street Arts Centre with support from Derby Theatre, The New Wolsey and Shoreditch Town Hall, using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

"Smart and increasingly disturbing" ★★★★ The Guardian

"Innovative, surreal and experimental" ★★★★ The Stage

"Exquisitely crafted and often painfully funny" ★★★★ Lyn Gardner

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Upcoming Performances


Focus Group*
*or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1
1 a play after David Foster Wallace

Date & Time: Wed 28 June, 7pm (doors 6.15pm) and 9pm (doors 8.15pm)
Tickets: £12.50 (£10 conc.)
TOM’s Friends: 15% Off.
Age Recommendation: 14+

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