FELLSWOOP THEATRE

EUROHOUSE & PALMYRA
Two pieces created & performed by Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas
co-produced by FellSwoop Theatre
// ABOUT THE ARTISTS //
Bertrand Lesca has assisted Peter Brook (A Magic Flute – World Tour) and Declan Donellan (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Ubu Roi) and has experience working abroad with venues, international companies and festivals including the Festival of Performing Arts (Hong-Kong) and Perth International Festival (Australia); as well as extensive touring across Europe, most recently he was invited to attend the Festival/Tokyo and Kyoto Experiment with his company FellSwoop Theatre.
Directing credits with FellSwoop Theatre include: Ghost Opera (Lowry, Tobacco Factory Theatres), To Know How You Stand (Warwick Arts Centre), Ablutions based on the novel by Patrick DeWitt (Bristol Old Vic) and Current Location by Toshiki Okada (Madrid Fringe).
Assistant directing credits include: Ubu Roi, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Declan Donnellan / Cheek by Jowl), Une Flute Enchantee (Peter Brook / C.I.C.T),
Nasi Voutsas graduated from East 15 Acting School where he studied on the Acting and Contemporary theatre course. He is co-founder of ANTLER, where he writes, performs and plays music.
Theatre credits: If I Were Me (ANTLER, Soho Theatre/The Bush); Dusk (Fevered Sleep, Young Vic and touring); Where the White Stops (ANTLER, The Bush); This Way Up (ANTLER); Maria, 1968 (ANTLER); The Altitude Brothers (Snuf Box); The Idiots (National Theatre Studio).
// FELLSWOOP THEATRE COMPANY //
Associated with Bristol Old Vic Ferment and previously developing work with the Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ and Tobacco Factory Theatres, FellSwoop has received much critical acclaim in the last fve years. Their inaugural production of Belleville Rendezvous won the Methuen Drama Emerging Artists’ Award in 2011. In 2014 Ablutions was awarded the Critics’ Choice Award at Ignite Festival, and subsequently nominated for a Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2015. EUROHOUSE was nominated for a Total Theatre Award (Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016.
FellSwoop has presented work internationally at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), Frinje Madrid and Projecte CROQUIS_BCN (Spain).
Based in Bristol (UK), FellSwoop pioneers an innovative form of theatre that explores the relationship between live music and the stage. FellSwoop works as a collaborative ensemble – sharing ideas and shaping sociopolitical material through performance.

 

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“This Bristol-based company marks a fresh, individual outline for itself”
TIME OUT
“A fascinating fusion of music and theatre… a company with a clear style of their own”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“One of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies”
CULTURE TRIP
METHUEN DRAMA EMERGING ARTISTS AWARD 2011
CRITIC’S CHOICE AWARD, IGNITE FESTIVAL 2014
NOMINATED FOR THE PETER BROOK AWARD 2015
NOMINATED FOR TOTAL THEATRE AWARD 2016

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lindy says:

    Hi We came to see your performance of Belleville Rendez-Vous at The Fringe. It was one of the best pieces of theatre we have ever seen. Our family love the animation and we want them to see your fabulous adaptation for stage. Do you have any plans to perform in Manchester in the future. The Royal Exchange would be a fantastic theatre for your performance and I feel the urge to email them and “advise” them of my wisdom.

    Well done you have given us life long memories of a brilliant Friday morning at The Bedlam.

    We also gave you a fantastic review on The Fringe site.

  2. Geri and Joe says:

    My husband and I went to see your performance of Belleville at The Brewery theatre in Bristol on Saturday night. We are big fans of the film so we were really looking forward to it. You didn’t disappoint! We are big theatre goers and I have to say that your production was definitely among the best theatre experiences we’ve had. You captured all the charm of the film in a truely innovative way, making the piece your own. Every little detail was breathtaking – the music, the movement and the puppetry. Thank you for a gorgeous experience! We’ll be following FellSwoop from now on. x

  3. Andy Howell says:

    Just got back from seeing your performance of Belleville, Friday 3rd Feb.
    Thankyou ALL for such an original vision. Loved the way it was done!!!
    Performances and Music so engaging and beautiful.
    Thankyou, Merci, Tres Bon !!!

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