Lu Kemp: Have Your Circumstances Changed? (2015)

FADSHub & Cafe has been completely taken over for the month of June by Artangel and transformed into an exciting and thought provoking project.

Have Your Circumstances Changed? Is a triptych of performance duets showing the intimate routine of an older man’s daily life.  Running from 3 - 28 June 2015 in the evening and weekends. 

About the project:

15-minute performances by director Lu Kemp, with older men from Islington and collaborators Elena Peña, Cis O'Boyle, Ben Lewis and Jamie Vartan. 

Have Your Circumstances Changed? is a is funny, dark and problematic set of theatrical duets between an ageing man and a growing boy. Developed through collaboration led by Lu Kemp with older men in Islington, these performances will confront passers-by with the intimate routine of an older man’s daily life. The choreography of their everyday actions questions the quality and responsibility of care within contemporary society.

Taking place in three domestic settings, kitchen, living room and bathroom, Have Your Circumstances Changed? raises broader questions about human vulnerability as more of us live longer and need to adapt to the challenges of daily life – at a time when we are at our least adaptable. And who has the responsibility of care in this extending period of life?

Book your place to see Have Your Circumstances Changed? now. To offer the opportunity of experiencing the work to as wide an audience as possible Artangel are operating a 'pay what you can' policy, with a suggested donation of £12 to secure your place to see all three performances.

You can book through Eventbrite click here.    A limited number of tickets for each individual element will be available on the door daily, on a first-come first-served basis.

Have Your Circumstances Changed? is a project developed by Artangel in partnership with Age UK Islington, St Luke’s Community Centre, Central Cookery School, and Vital Arts. Supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, co-produced by Islington Council for the Word Festival.

About Artangel:

Artangel are based in London but working across Britain and beyond, they commission and produce exceptional projects by outstanding contemporary artists.

About the Artist:

Lu is an award-winning theatre director and dramaturg, working across new writing, devised theatre and dance. Recent work includes Bondagers for the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh: ' brilliantly hellish an evocation of modern slave labour as I have ever witnessed in a theatre' The Sunday Herald; and Titus which won the Victor Award at IPAY 2015 in the USA and continues to tour internationally: 'clarity and force... a completely compelling piece of theatre' The Scotsman. Lu is associate artist for Inspector Sands, for whom she directed Mass Observation and If That’s All There Is. She will direct The Lounge, a new piece about our attitudes to aging, for them in 2016. Lu trained on the LEM at Lecoq, Paris, and with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, New York.

Have Your Circumstances Changed?