The cast: Bisola Alabi (Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre); Oliver nominee, Nicola Blackman (Donmar Warehouse, Lyceum Theatre); Kirsten Foster (Royal Court, Lyric Hammersmith); Nicola May-Taylor (Royal National Theatre, The Royal Exchange); and Chiedza Rwodzi (Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse).
The Enlightenment Café's creative team: writer/director Barra Collins (Theatre Royal Bath, Old Vic Tunnels); producer Liz Bate (1927, Donmar Warehouse); designer SeanTurner (Punchdrunk, Les Enfant Terribles); sound designer and musician, Ellie Isherwood (as heard on BBC Introducing); installation designer, Christopher Jenkins; and the award-winning & BAFTA nominated video design studio, Potion Pictures (Strictly Come Dancing, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show).
Schools Workshops for the project developed and delivered by Liz Bate and BBC Fellow in Community Theatre, Toby Peach.
Scientific collaborators/supporters include: UCL; Greenspace Information for Greater London; BugLife; London National Park City; and London Wildlife Trust.
Studio 338 is wheelchair acessible
Doors open at 7 pm. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Latecomers will be admitted to standing in the bacony.
Studio 338 (SE10 0PF) is 0.3 miles from North Greenwich tube station. A short 10-minute walk.
The Enlightenment Café create theatre that combines the beauty of science with the power of performance – bringing together theatre, education and spectacle in dynamic, participatory and entertaining events. The idea comes from the Enlightenment Cafés of the 17th Century (also known as Penny Universities). These social hubs were 'theatres of exchange' for new thinking in science and philosophy, in politics and arts. These coffeehouses were magnets for talent. Ideas spread, wits and virtuosi sparked off one another, and experiments were conducted. Through collaboration with enlightened individuals, we wish to heal what TS Eliot described as the dissociation of sensibility – the false dichotomy between art and science. AWARDS: Best Experiential Event - Scottish Event Awards, The Chairmans Award - Scottish Event Awards, Best Stem Project – NCCPE Engage Awards, Ingenious Award - Royal Academy of Engineering.