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Dear friends!

You are hereby invited to attend a very special Forum Theatre performance on Wednesday 15th March at 6.15pm.

The show is called “Playing with FOURum Theatre – Year 2”, and will be performed by undergraduates on the Education Studies course.

The title for this project is a pun on the name Four of Swords and “Forum Theatre”, a drama style created by Augusto Boal, the Brazilian theatre director and activist. It is the result of a collaboration between Plymouth University and FOUR OF SWORDS.

PLAYING WITH fourUM THEATRE – YEAR 2
The Studio at THE HOUSE
(Plymouth University’s on-site state of the art theatre)
Wednesday 15th March 6.15pm FREE!

This is not a usual FOUR OF SWORDS piece – it is something much more experimental and it is performed by students. Also, you may be asked to get involved! But as a piece of FORUM THEATRE, this is an opportunity for us to get together to use drama TO CHANGE THE WORLD!! I know, amazing, right? And just what we need. It’s going to be awesome!!

This project explores the power of Boal’s and similar techniques in a 21st Century educational context, and seeks out common ground between students from diverse backgrounds. It establishes links between these ideas and the theories of education researchers such as Wally Penetito, and also draws on reflective, meditative and concentration boosting tactics from disciplines such as yoga, mindfulness studies and aikido.

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Working with the Four of Swords was a fantastic experience, which actually lead me to setting up my own drama club. Phil & Sarah are amazing, and I thank them so much for opening my eyes even more to the wonderful things drama can do!
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FOUR OF SWORDS co-founders Phil and Sarah have between them a wealth of experience in education and have been keenly developing our FOUR OF SWORDS “educational programme”. We have performed to over 1000 students in a variety of schools as well as organising workshops and film projects and working with partners such as DEVON LIBRARIESEXETER PHOENIX and CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

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CURRENT SHOWS

Inspired by the 2,400 year old proto-horror epic masterpiece by Sophocles, brought shuddering & spluttering to visceral life, in typical FOUR OF SWORDS stylee, we are proud to present, with the generous support of ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND:

FOUR OF SWORDS’ OEDIPUS
1st-18th May 2019
7pm (couple of extra shows at 9pm)
BEER QUARRY CAVES, Seaton EX12 3AT
Tickets £15

The legendary riddle-master Oedipus does battle with the crafty Sphinx! He gains the crown of Thebes, and wins the hand in marriage of its mighty queen, Jocasta. Fast forward to the future, and Thebes is once more under threat: not from a supernatural beast like the Sphinx, but a pestilence which shall not be abated until the murderous criminal harboured in the city’s midst is exposed. Oedipus is determined to fulfil his kingly duty, to hunt out this criminal, and to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit, regardless of the consequences…!

This is an immersive, promenade (walking) theatre show. As with previous FOUR OF SWORDS productions, audiences will be standing and walking for the duration of the 1 hour 15 min show. Please wear sensible footwear, warm clothing and bring a torch to help you find your way to and from the car! Please be advised that this show is too creepy for under 11s.

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