Broken Glass: Projects
Glass Mountain - 2014/2015
"We made a division between them and us - pretended they were nothing
more than stories to keep us warm through the long winter months. But
sometimes, during the dark nights before the spring, they seem to be
stronger than fiction."
Glass Mountain follows the fortunes of Little Hans, the boy who knew no fear, as he travels with the storyteller Lukoje to the other side of the Darkling Wood. Hans is in pursuit of his truelove Lind, who is on her own journey: to the Glass Mountain to fly with the witches. An original production which turns the rules of the fairytale universe on its head, Glass Mountain is an encounter with witches and fairies, cat-hunters and bone-boilers, and Baba Yaga and her whirling chicken house, and is intended to delight young and old alike.
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Paul McCartney is Dead
[The Rag Factory's Unit 2 & The Camden Peoples' Theatre,
'We lived in a house with an expanding ribcage, where jars of formalin pressed against the walls. A house with its eyes put out...'
An original story of censorship, repression, and the difficulty of
remembering the past.
'The antidote to its superficially flashy West End neighbours, Broken Glass are producing fringe theatre that’s bold and ambitious, and are well worth keeping an eye out for.' (The London Word)
'Both on and behind the stage Broken Glass Theatre Company exude exactly the kind of excitement about what they’re doing and the art of theatre that makes the theatre so, well, exciting.' (A Younger Theatre)
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Scenes from the City [Nolias Gallery, August 2010] - [Images]
'Summer in the city is always surprising when it arrives, even if we have lived here all our lives'
Taking you on a magical and surreal journey Scenes from the City follows a shifting perspective of everyday life, turning the mundane and the
prosaic into something extraordinary. From exhibitionists on the underground to lost loves and fading starlets, illustration meets narrative
in a series of unexpected encounters and daily collisions.
Click here to see the online Scenes from the City project...
...to see a sample of Ben's illustrations and Laura's photography click here .
The Scenes from the City radio play was adapted from the original text by Vicky Flood, directed by Alex Buckingham and
Vicky Flood, and produced by Tom Ward.
Scenes from the City at Nolias Gallery, Bankside
'The exhibition as a whole has the power to draw the spectator in, forcing them to forget the world beyond the carriage. The subtle yet effective repetition and links between otherwise unconnected stories consumes the spectator’s attention, leaving them hungry to spot all of the threads.' (Fringe Report)
Beyond the Curve [The Camden Head, April 2010] - [Images]
This Easter we joined forces with award-nominated music website Muso's Guide to bring an all-day programme to The Camden Head on Sunday 4th April from 3pm-late, showcasing award-winning poetry, cutting-edge theatre, short film, found-sound DJing, dark theatre cabaret and acclaimed folk-noir.
The day's programme - hand-picked by ourselves and Muso's Guide - was representative of our shared ambition to bridge the gap between different types of performance and open up new audiences to an array of
'This is more than a tale of clay made flesh; it is the history of human bodies who lived and died; it awakens sleeping ghosts. Above all it is a dangerous story and it is not to be told lightly. It is written on the walls of the houses and the stones of the street; it is written on our bones, and in our blood.'
A new adaptation by Vicky Flood of Gustav Meytink's 1915 novel, The Golem tells of a psychic phenomenon sweeping the Jewish ghetto in Prague during the early years of the twentieth
century. The centuries-old myth of the Golem, a superhuman figure made out
of clay and animated by kabbalistic words, re-asserts itself violently in
the thoughts and actions of the inhabitants of that quarter once a
'A powerful story' (The Londonist)
'Accomplished and atmospheric' (Fringe Report)
Song [Rocket @ Demarco Roxy Art House, August 2008 / Edinburgh Fringe 2008]
'When I am dead, my darling, sing no sad songs for me'
An experiment in audience engagement, and eighteen months in development, Song employed innovative performance methods and storytelling
techniques to offer a sensitive portrayal of depression. The play charts the final minutes of the life of a troubled young man, as he mixes memories of the
distant past with his immediate surroundings, and moves ever closer to a final and irrevocable act of self-destruction.
'Chilling... a haunting and atmospheric drama' (ThreeWeeks)
'A sensitive portrayal of psychological collapse' (The Cambridge Student)
The Taming of the Shrew [Clare Gardens, June 2007]
A revised adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. As suitors vie for the affections of the eligible Bianca, her sharp-tongued sister
Katherina battles against the crazed and persistent attentions of Petruchio. A battle of wills and an intrigue
of disguise and deception, set in the beautiful surroundings of Clare Gardens, Cambridge.