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Cost £15, £12 Concs, Preview 9 Jan all tickets £10
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Los Angeles theatre company Wilderness, formed to create theatre in LA's many abandoned spaces, brings The Day Shall Declare It to London. The Day Shall Declare It draws on lesser-known short plays by Tennessee Williams and additional texts interwoven with dynamic movement, to explore our beliefs about work, and the concept of work life balance, as we emerge from the global financial crisis.

Inhabiting a series of rooms which have been intricately transformed into period working and living spaces, The Day Shall Declare It comprises multiple narratives, each of which explores working and how it affects relationships.

Choreography is by Sophie Bortolussi, a recurring lead dancer for Punchdrunk who received the prestigious Falstaff Award for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in New York City in 2011. She was recently nominated for a Broadway World West End Award for her leading role as Wendy in The Drowned Man.

Artistic direction is by Wilderness founder Annie Saunders, who also performs, alongside Chris Polick and Anthony Nikolchev, with devising and dramaturgy by the company. Nikolchev, who trained at the Grotowski Institute in Poland is the recipient of two awards from New York’s United Solo Theatre Festival for his one-person shows. Sound is designed by John Zalewski, whose recent work includes the original production of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether (coming to the Royal Court in August 2014), for which he won his fourth Ovation Award, a peer judged award recognising excellence in theatre in Los Angeles.

Prior to founding Wilderness, Annie Saunders worked as a performer and director in London and the US and spent ten years as a creative activist with Eve Ensler's V-Day, directing, performing and producing benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. In London she co-founded See You Next Tuesday, a fresh and provocative festival marking International Women's Day. Annie is currently a core performer in artist Lars Jan’s Holoscenes, an international art project that seeks to explore humanity’s troubled relationship with water in the 21st century.

The show will be performed in one of London’s own found spaces, the former BBC London premises at 35 Marylebone High Street, now occupied by pop-up theatre specialists Theatre Delicatessen, and known as Marylebone Gardens.
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