New York – Bangalore – London - Coventry
ALLADEEN at Warwick Arts Centre this week Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 October
Thursday 23 October: 7.30pm
Friday 24 October: 6pm & 9pm
Saturday 25 October: 7.30pm
Special ticket deal for University staff – call Box Office on 7652 4524 and get up to 2 tickets for just £5 each - just show your staff card or quote your staff number.
In a fantastical display of multimedia pyrotechnics, Warwick Arts Centre brings an extravagant reworking of the Aladdin story for the third millennium to its stage this week. This fast-moving show replaces the magic lamp with an automatic dialler and sets the tale in an international call centre in Bangalore.
Alladeen mixes video, live performance, animation and electronic music on a huge architectural set, creating a dazzling MTV-style visual spectacle.
“Entertaining and illuminating... truly a phenomenon of 2003” The Times
Conceived and designed by the award winning, motiroti, in collaboration with New York's OBIE award winning performance and media company The Builders Association; Alladeen skilfully portrays the great global cultural meltdown. In some scenes, for instance, Indian operators learn to neuter their mother tongue and paper over possible cultural differences by learning some useless facts and picking up buzz words from episodes of Buffy, Frasier and Friends. They even take on names such as Monica and Joey to fool the punters as they give directions and spiritual assistance to callers thousands of miles away.
"Brilliant pop theatre marriage of East West." The Guardian
Arts Centre Box Office: 024 7652 4524