Streaming killed the video store. And that’s not all we lost…
Remember the glory days of renting a video? Let re:group take you back with their clever, funny and warm-hearted mash up of live theatre and movie making.
Blurring the boundaries of theatre and cinema, this innovative new work draws on our collective memories to pay tribute to the glory days of the video store and the communities we made within them. Coil reflects upon the joys, perils and pitfalls of nostalgia, and how we grapple with goodbyes to move on.
Creating new work at the very edge of video technology and live performance, re:group mash theatre and movie making together to create ‘live cinema’. Inspired by the highs and lows of pop culture, re:group aim to turn typically comfortable and passive viewing experiences into something immersive, irreverent and inherently live.
Don’t miss this playful, one-of-a-kind live cinema experience.
‘A must-see live cinema event.’
'Genuinely impressive… nostalgic, philosophical and comedic.’
Co-creators Mark Rogers, Solomon Thomas, Steve Wilson-Alexander, Carly Young
Performers Solomon Thomas, Steve Wilson-Alexander, Carly Young
Screenplay by Mark Rogers
Video Designer Solomon Thomas
Automation Programmer Chris Howell
Sound Designer Liam “Snowy” Halliwell
Set Realisation Alistair Davies
Accessibility Training Nilgun Guven
Creative Producer Malcolm Whittaker
Tour Producer Intimate Spectacler
Photos Rosie Hastie, Lucy Parakhina
Developed with the support of Next Wave Festival, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Salamanca Arts Centre, Merrigong Theatre Company, Performing Lines, Intimate Spectacle, Punctum, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab, Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts.