Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls
is a new theatre show and workshop project made as a collaboration between The National Theatre of Greece, Cyprus Theatre Organisation and imitating the dog
as part of the British Council Creative Collaboration programme.
Imitating the dog are a UK based company making performance work for national and international touring. Their work experiments with the role of story-telling and narrative in the contemporary theatrical experience, utilising traditional stage and non-traditional digital film and animation techniques.
My role in the production of Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls included the creation of animations and film sequences that were combined with the live action on stage to create a dark and strange world.
The Yorkshire Evening Post described it as:
It’s a rare chance to experience their surreal but gripping approach to performance which blends theatre and cinema to create something which plays with our perceptions and preconceptions. Using animation, projections, unusual stage sets, angles and lighting they create another, darker world.
Also, and unusually for an animator, I followed the production on tour and became involved in the technical development of the play and even went as far as to become involved in the performance through the technology I was using. You’ll soon be able to read all about this in the forthcoming comic, Animating the Dog.