elastic theatre: toxic monks

elastic theatre: toxic monks

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When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June | 6:30pm | 40 minute performance

Tickets: Free | Booking required

Join four runaway monks on a pilgrimage to reach paradise. Inspired by Medieval art, this divine comedy sees an unlikely troupe of a cappella barbershop singers lead you on a haunting, hilarious but human journey of everyday follies.

Project Creator Jacek Ludwig Scarso writes: "Toxic Monks invites you to a bizarre secret world somewhere between Paradise and Earth. Singing an eclectic blend of Gregorian music and Barbershop classics, follow four male vocalists as they imagine what a monk’s life might be like, when nobody’s watching. Part concert, part installation, take a peek into the Monks’ quest for Heaven, as they get intoxicated by the fumes of burning frankincense. But look carefully: you may also spot them in everyday locations across Kensington and Chelsea.”

Created and Directed by Jacek Ludwig Scarso
In co-production with Elastic Theatre
Performed by Adam Abo Henriksen, Charles Green, Steve Graney, Daniel Pargeter
Photo credits Gerard Puigmal

About elastic theatre

Jacek Ludwig Scarso and Elastic Theatre stretch theatrical experiences across different media and unusual locations. Their award-winning projects, ranging from music to performance, video, installation and photo-art, have been acclaimed worldwide. Jacek met The Old Telephone Exchange barbershop quartet (Adam Abo Henriksen, Charles Green, Steve Graney, Daniel Pargeter), when co-curating last year’s Fused Festival for Royal Opera House. Toxic Monks is the result of this unique collaboration, merging barbershop music and live art.

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