We met the inbedwithmybrother lot at Edinburgh last year, and are very excited that they will be returning this year alongside Follow Suit with their fab show, WE ARE IAN. We caught up with Nora, Dora and Kat to chat about the show, what they think theatre should be and who they’re looking forward to seeing this August.
Tell us a bit about your show:
WE ARE IAN is about the acid house movement in 1989. It's a technicolour trip through the highs and lows of the UK's last proper youth movement. It's soundtracked with original tunes from the era, and narrated by our mate Ian - who was a DJ at that time. It's pretty hyper and ridiculous. There's loads of dancing and running around. Some people like it. Some people think we're idiots.
What sort of theatre do you make?
We describe our work as a mish-mash of clowning, dancing and bad lip syncing. We're influenced by loads of different disciplines - We marry elements of physical comedy, Live art and multimedia to make work that we feel is visceral and accessible.
What’s the most important thing that theatre should be/do/have?
It's really important to us to make Theatre that's fun, and that we are able to enjoy performing it as well as making it for the audience. What Theatre should be is such a loaded question, because by just using the label of Theatre, gives you preconceptions of what you're going to watch. Theatre can be whatever it is, as long as you're making work that you feel is worthwhile, and audiences are getting something from it - whether they're entertained or provoked or whatever, then that's what it should be. People make stuff and watch things for different reasons. It's important to us to appreciate Theatre in it's many different forms, and not be limited by just one particular type of show. But, each to their own. If you like something, you like it. If you don't, you don't.
What shows at the fringe are you most looking forward to?
We're looking forward to seeing loads in the fraaange - and loads from last year that we weren't able to catch. We still need to see Rash Dash and Hot Brown Honey. And Fleabag is back which will be good. And we're really excited to see Trygve Wakenshaw's 2 shows - Different Party and Trygve vs baby. ALSO. The recipients of the Charlie Hartill fund this year, Unpolished Theatre, have got a great show called Flesh and Bone which is on in Jack Dome this year. We saw a snippet of it and we think it's going to be wellllllllll good. ALSO SH!T THEATRE WHO ARE ALWAYS GREAT. and loads and loads. We're looking forward to seeing Follow Suit too! woohoo.
WE ARE IN is on at Pleasance Dome, King Dome 7-27th August, at 10pm.