Posted on 28/04/2010
Six drama graduates from Royal Holloway have hit the headlines with their production of Would Like to Meet, which runs at the prestigious Barbican theatre from 28 April-16 May. Their theatre company, non zero one, is the newest and youngest to be commissioned by the Barbican. The show originated in the students' coursework for their degree and addresses the evocative question: 'Can you miss someone you've never met?' Audience members are given earpieces and guided individually, by a recorded voice, around the Barbican's massive foyer: the effect is startling, opening up possibilities for intimacy, chance encounters, and momentary interaction that leaves an indelible mark.
For a glowing report on non zero one's work, and further information about the production and its graduate actors, check The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/apr/17/drama-graduates-barbican Click here to listen
to a Focus on non zero one: founder members Iván Gonzales, Cat Harrison, Fran Miller and Alex Turner talk to Matt Boothman about their site-specific debut show, Would Like To Meet, in which the audience explore a series of environments in the Barbican Centre while led by a voice heard through a pair of headphones. With excerpts from this audio-guided work.