Theatre of Choice: Stick and Twisted by Hivemind
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were a kid? “Suddenly you discover yourself lost in the desert, do you try to hitchhike your way home?” “Then turn to page 9 where you will inevitably come to an untimely death.” Remember that!? “The End” it would then read, in bold, if you made the wrong decision. In one story you got devoured by a pack of chimpanzees. Bit much really wasn’t it, looking back?
Well! What if you brought that fatalistic illusion of choice to live theatre? Isn’t that all what life is anyway? Hivemind Theatre Collective are coming to the Hen and Chickens Theatre this Summer with a cracker of an innovative show.
Watch as three directors try to win over the audience with improvised stories acted out by the rest of the Hivemind cast on the spur of the moment. As each scene ends you decide whether to “stick” and see where the story goes or “twist” and let the next director take over. The director who ends up with the least scenes acted out has to pay a ‘terrible forfeit’. Told you it was harsh.
So who are Hivemind? This quintet of comic improvisors, fresh out of Cambridge Uni and bumbling through life in much the same way they carry out their shows: “with charismatic cluelessness”.
Get yourself booked for some improv theatre at it’s best.
The Hen & Chicken Theatre
109 Saint Paul’s Road
Friday 8th September
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