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Stratford theatre to host en route, a production with a difference

PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 May 2012

en route is a production that is designed to help us see London through new eyes. Picture: Robert Day

en route is a production that is designed to help us see London through new eyes. Picture: Robert Day

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Theatre Royal Strtaford East will be staging en route, a production that will allow audiences to see London with fresh eyes.

The pedestrian-based live art experience comes to the streets of east London from June 26 - July 21. With MP3 players and mobile phones, audiences will be taken on a journey through the thoroughfares and back alleys of East London.

en route is part of CREATE 2012 and the London 2012 Festival, the s 12-week nationwide celebration running from June 21 until September 9. It is designed to bring together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.

The winner of the 2010 award for Best Theatre Production at the Adelaide Fringe, en route combines local music, snatches of narrative, sound, dialogue and philosophy with the wanderings, observations and experiences of each audience member. The production is an exciting opportunity to see the city with fresh eyes and promises to change the way audiences see London, see themselves and view others.

Kerry Michael Artistic Director,said: “en route has been a huge hit in countries around the world and Theatre Royal Stratford East is delighted to be bringing the production to East London during the momentous summer of the area’s hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is our vision to programme high quality theatre that people can engage with in different ways. We hope this exciting participative experience will offer people the chance to see Stratford as they never have before.”


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