Hold­ing the FoRT

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

HAVE you ever built a FoRT? This one’s a show for cubby cre­ators and den dwellers.

Ask­ing for Trou­ble presents FoRT, a cir­cus/phys­i­cal theatre pro­duc­tion, which delves into the art of play and the cre­ation of worlds from ev­ery­day objects.

Two strange char­ac­ters ap­pear hunt­ing for whis­pers of ad­ven­ture. In a series of vi­gnettes a couch, table, cush­ions, sheets and broom­sticks trans­form into rock­ets, tram­po­lines, cliffs and tents — all places to ex­plore.

Im­ages ap­pear and dis­ap­pear. FoRT is full of ridicu­lous clowning, spec­tac­u­lar ac­ro­bat­ics, po­etic vis­ual im­agery and cel­e­brates the kind of kid ge­nius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into vol­ca­noes, trees into cas­tles and card­board boxes into rac­ing cars.

Ask­ing for Trou­ble — formed in 2008 by Luke O’Con­nor and Christy Flaws — cre­ates beau­ti­ful, strange, hi­lar­i­ous and de­light­ful theatre to ex­cite and in­spire a di­verse au­di­ence.

Their work has been de- scribed as ‘adult-friendly theatre for chil­dren or chil­dren­friendly theatre for adults’.

Their pre­vi­ous shows Bub­blewrap and Boxes and KAPOW! both won best fam­ily show (Mel­bourne Fringe).

Photo: Cheeky Mon­key Pho­tog­ra­phy

Christy Flaws and Luke O’Con­nor are bring­ing their show to Heath­cote on June 2.

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