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Behind the scenes debate: Would you flick the switch?

Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Tricycle

Watch the Young Tricycle Company during rehearsals of Switch debating on whether or not they’d flick the switch. If you had to choose who would you save? Individuals or the whole species?

Switch is back at the Tricycle in June for 2 days only! Join the immersive theatre experience and explore the whole of the Tricycle building before we close for an exciting period of renovations – find out more here

If you had the chance to plug into a machine which would take you straight to Heaven, would YOU flick the Switch?

Tickets £8 (Trike £5) | 19 & 26 June | BOOK NOW


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Switch video blog: What is it like working with director Tom Bowtell?

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 by Tricycle

Tricycle Young Company take 5 minutes out of rehearsals for Switch to give us the low down on working with Young Company Director, Tom Bowtell – what are Tom’s little habits and what’s it like working together?

John Marfoh, Sarah Bodenham and Jessica Rhodes talk to Heather Agyepong.

Switch comes back at the Tricycle after the sell-out run as part of Takeover 2016: Paradise due to popular demand. 

If you had the chance to plug into a machine which would take you straight to Heaven, would YOU flick the Switch?

Tickets £8 (Trike £5) | 19 & 26 June | BOOK NOW


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Meet Sid Sagar from The Invisible Hand

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Tricycle

The fourth ‘Meet the cast’ video introduces you to Sid Sagar, who plays Dar in The Invisible Hand. Though Dar may not be always good with words, Sid is a delight to watch as he talks about the plays that inspired him to be an actor, telling unintentional white lies and misplacing Mars bars on stage!

The UK premiere of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar is on stage from 12 May – 2 July.
Tickets £12 – £28 | £10 Trike Tickets available. | BOOK NOW


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Flicking the Switch – meet Francis from TriCorp

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Tricycle

That’s right, you heard correctly – Tricycle Young Company are back! Following a sell-out run earlier in the year as part of Takeover 2016: Paradise, Switch is making a triumphant return to the Tricycle. So if you missed out on you chance to ‘flick the switch’ back in March, get on it and book now.

Tricycle Young Company have been working hard to develop and re-vamp the show ready for four performances on 19th and 26th June. In the first of our flicking the switch blog series, we meet Young Company member Nicholas Marrast-Lewis who talks to Heather Agyepong about working for the mysterious TriCorp company…

This is also the LAST Young Company performance in the theatre before we close for an exciting period of renovations – read more about our Capital Project here.

Switch is an immersive theatre experience that takes place across the whole of the Tricycle building. To book, click here.


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Video blog with Parth Thakerar from The Invisible Hand

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Tricycle

We continue our ‘Meet The Cast’ video blogs with Parth Thakerar (Bashir in The Invisible Hand) who reveals his pre-performance rituals, why the best job he’s ever had was with his dad, and how The Invisible Hand has impacted his life.

If you tell us his interview doesn’t put a smile on your face we just won’t believe it!

The UK premiere of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar is on stage from 12 May – 2 July.
Tickets £12 – £28 | £10 Trike Tickets available. | BOOK NOW


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Q&A with Tony Jayawardena from The Invisible Hand

Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Tricycle

Tony Jayawardena (Bend It Like Beckham, West End) plays Imam Saleem in The Invisible Hand. Find out how he prepared for the role and the most compelling aspects of the script and the production.

Tony JayawardenaTony Jawayardena during rehearsals of The Invisible Hand. Photo by Mark Douet.

 

How would you sum up your character in 5 words?

Enraged, charismatic, damaged, fatherly, dangerous.

What processes or techniques have you been using to prepare yourself for the role?

The main points in any process for me is to be clear on the story we are telling and then be very clear on what my character wants.

Global finance, international terrorism, politics, religion…. Which aspects of Ayad Akhtar’s script have you found most compelling?

I find the finance aspect fascinating mainly because I know so little about it. Learning about that and then seeing how Ayad has used it in the context of the play has been enthralling.

What element of the show do you think audiences will enjoy the most?

I hope audiences will enjoy be drawn into a world full of tension where the consequences really are life and death.

 

The UK premiere of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar will be on stage from 12 May – 2 July.
Tickets £12 – £28 | £10 Trike Tickets available. | BOOK NOW