Bertrand Lesca, Nasi Voutsas, Theatre, Dance, TotalNtertainment, Manchester, HOME

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, are back at HOME

★★★★ “This wonderfully playful, intimate and ultimately moving show… Constantly pits idealism against self-interest and pragmatism.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, are back at HOME with One, the third production in their trilogy of shows tackling contemporary political questions in an immediate, accessible form. The first two, Eurohouse and Palmyra played to great acclaim in our 2017 Orbit Festival.

Where Eurohouse considered Greece’s relationship with the European Union just as the United Kingdom was deciding whether to leave or remain the EU, and Palmyra offered an allegory of civilisation and barbarism in the light of the Syrian crisis, One takes as its point of departure the polarisation of politics today.

Beginning amid the ruins of an unresolved conflict, Bert and Nasi’s new piece examines the left through the prism of the right, and the walls we build to protect the difference between what we say and who we really are.

Nasi is on a ladder. He’s not coming down any time soon.

Is it time for Bert’s solo career to begin, or can they find some common ground, however unsteady?

As in their previous work, One draws on Bert and Nasi’s on-stage relationship to undercut and explore the unsettling dynamics of contemporary politics. With their trademark humour and direct interaction with audiences, their work makes us rethink our role as ‘active’ spectators in global conflicts.

One was first presented as a work-in-progress at the 2018 Festival de Otoño in Madrid. The production comes to HOME before a limited run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 (Thursday 22 August – Saturday 24 August, Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall) before embarking on a UK tour in September 2019.

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR Wed 8 May, 19:45 (press night) Thu 9 May, 19:45 Fri 10 May, 19:45

TICKETS £12.50 (concessions £5, £10)