About us

13 Jan

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The Company

Theatre for an audience seeking something alive & limitless

Mission

Baz specialises in theatre that offers audiences unique experiences. Working in site-specific venues, developing and devising projects over long periods of time, we offer our audience the chance to experience theatre as active spectators, empowered by their experience.

We want to put a well trained team into a space and watch them stay in the moment to play the ‘game’ out to the finish. We train our actors to stay present and open; to be the bravest part of themselves, to fully use their voices, their bodies, and to trust their impulses. We want our students to do the same, sharing our approach in an accessible way that appeals to students, arming them with a toolkit of new ideas and techniques that challenge.

At Baz, we make theatre that holds the tension and power of a sporting event, and we see no difference in our approach to education with our comprehensive package of workshops that inspire. As a theatre company we develop our process through regular workshops, and our work in Education is equally intrinsic to our development as a company.

After the success of Macbeth in November 2011, Baz is producing PROPHESY, a project devised by the company’s ensemble. Taking characters from the Greek Myths and setting them in a dystopian Britain, we will be exploring the notion of self-identity in children: the roles they take on, the expectations they have and the choices they make. Set in two contrasting worlds of ‘Troy’ and ‘Sparta’, we will explore the moments in Paris and Helen’s childhood when they receive prophesies that will bring about the complete destruction of their families and worlds.

We continue to develop our company process in order to keep our actors physically and actively engaged as they play, our aim being to create work that has immediacy and is thrilling to watch. Prophesy will use a non-theatrical performance space so that our audience can continue to relate to our productions as experiences rather than as shows. It is our desire to keep a mercurial edge in our identity, allowing reinvention and avoiding preconceived ideas about what theatre ‘should’ be.

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Prophesy School Tickets Offer

13 Jan

Ticket Offer

BAZ Productions would like to invite your school party to watch Prophesy at a reduced price of £10 per student.  For every 10 tickets you purchase, the 11th ticket is free and all teachers accompanying students also go free.

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To book tickets for your school to see the show between Tuesday 5th February and Saturday 2nd March, please email caroline@bazproductions.co.uk.

Workshop Offers

13 Jan

40% off Schools Workshops

If you would like your school to take part in a Baz workshop then we would  be very happy to organise for one of our team to visit you at your school after you have seen the production.

We are currently offering a massive 40% discount on these tailored workshops. Please see our workshop page for more information.

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Monday Madness

13 Jan

Monday Madness

Our Monday Madness offer gives you the chance to bring your school party to watch the show and take part in a free workshop with the director and members of the cast. This workshop will focus on practical exploration of key themes, issues and characters within the play using original Baz rehearsal techniques. You will have also the opportunity to question the cast and crew as part of a post show talk.

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This offer is only available on Mondays (11th,18th and 25th February). The workshop will run from 4.30pm – 5.30pm followed by the performance at 6pm.

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4 Nov

BAZ Productions is thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for our production of PROPHESY, a devised project supported by the Arts Council:

Baz will be performing in the Blackall Studios,

73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QS

 

5th Feb to 2nd March 2013 @ 7.30pm & Saturday Matinee @ 3pm

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Helen, aged 12, has a strange man come to stay. 10 year old Paris returns home, a stranger in his own family. When both are told what the future has in store, neither child can imagine the terrifying effect this will have on their worlds.

Set in the two contrasting worlds of ‘Troy’ and ‘Sparta’, PROPHESY explores the moments in Paris and Helen’s childhood when they receive the prophesies that, when they grow up, bring about the complete destruction of their families and worlds.

Devised by the ensemble, PROPHESY has been developed through improvisation. Taking characters from the classic Greek Myths in settings not unlike modern Britain, PROPHESY investigates the notion of self-identity in children: the roles they take on, the expectations they have and the choices they make.

  

BAZ Productions would like to invite your school party to watch Prophesy at a reduced price of £10 per student.  For every 10 tickets you purchase, the 11th ticket is free and all teachers accompanying students also go free.

 

To book tickets for your school to see the show between Tuesday 5th February and Saturday 2nd March, please email caroline@bazproductions.co.uk.