Made In China
We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?)
- Thu 10 May , 8.30pm
- ICIA Arts Theatre
*** EVENT from Summer 2012 ***Please note: Tickets will be available on the door for this performance.
A thrilling rollercoaster of a show about making sense of a mad world. Full of quick wit, hilarious stupidity, shards of deep dark insight, pop music, excess and plenty of mess.
Jess is stuck. Her lifelong friend, Chris, can’t help.The others are out getting wasted. And the world is falling apart. Luckily Jess and Chris have a cooler full of beer, a goofy rapport, a series of dance moves and a sincere desire to make you happy... or so they claim. We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) is a hilarious and unsettling examination of what it means to be a tuned-in, delusional and unwitting consumer in a hyper-communicative world.
Don’t miss the most thought provokingly fun 50 minutes of theatre this year, from one of the most exciting new theatre companies around. Made In China is the collaborative work of Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki, who are drawn to great stories but like to disrupt them with things like bad dancing, beer downing, interval training and downright lying. Each show makes its own rules. And each show aims to ask the audience difficult questions whilst giving them a really good time.
We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) is part of Battersea Art Centre’s newtouring programme, BAC TakeOut, in which some of the bestshows made at BAC are madeavailable to sites and venuesnationally and internationally.
‘...this young company is definitely on to something.’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Recommended age 14+
Running time: approx. 50 minutes
- Tickets £10
- £8 Concs/ University staff
- £5 BUSU