THE PASSION OF LADY VENDREDI

 

Imagine Grace Jones in a Grindhouse film directed by Robert Rodriguez…introducing Afrofuturistic performance artist Lady Vendredi in her Soho Theatre debut.

MAS PRODUCTIONS AND NITROBEAT IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOHO THEATRE PRESENT

THE PASSION OF LADY VENDREDI

Tue 12 – Sat 30 April 2016, 7.15pm. Soho Downstairs 

Press nights: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April 

‘Fresh, raw and totally unique’ Gilles Peterson

In a co-production with new company MAS Productions, and in association with Soho Theatre, Britain’s longest running black theatre company nitroBEAT challenge the perception of live performance in its current form, starting with their first new co-production in seven years. Introducing Afrofuturistic performance artist Nwando Ebizie as Lady Vendredi, nitroBEAT believe The Passion of Lady Vendredi will present a radical new vision for the future of contemporary music-theatre.

‘It’s time to rebel rather than represent, to challenge rather than conform, to excite through the unexpected and under-expected.’ Diane Morgan, Artistic Director nitroBEAT

Referring to the recent climate of controversy surrounding lack of cultural diversity at arts and entertainment award ceremonies, nitroBEAT Artistic Director Diane Morgan said: “Responsibility lies with both mainstream and alternative theatres and artists to take risks. Audiences and demographics are changing. I’m excited by experiential and highly politicised performers like Lady Vendredi, who blur artistic boundaries to find new ways to tell untold stories, and venues like Soho Theatre, where we’re a resident company, who want to present things you’ve never seen before.

Performed by DJ, musician, actor and Afrofuturistic performance artist Nwando Ebizie, the alter ego character of Lady Vendredi emerged through performing on the stages of theatres, clubs and music festivals and her work with experimental director and musician Jonathan Grieve, her MAS Productions partner. Previously Nwando has performed with Princess Superstar as well as supporting Peaches, Charli XCX and A*M*E.

‘Lady Vendredi is more than artist, she is a ‘movement’ of force.’ Blues and Soul

A viciously beautiful and exuberant immersive music theatre production, The Passion of Lady Vendredi will explore the tension between freedom and control, personal gods and demons, censorship and intimacy. The live original soundtrack of pulsating synthetic rhythms and dirty bass are tracks from the new Lady Vendredi EP, with support from Floating Points, Emanative Four Tet and Gilles Peterson, to be launched simultaneously alongside the show.

Lady Vendredi ‘What Time Is It?’ video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKJNoGqm4oI

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Laura Steele / lauras@sohotheatre.com / 020 7478 0128 Lornette Harley / lornette@sohotheatre.com / 020 7478 0142 LISTINGS INFORMATION:

MAS PRODUCTIONS AND NITROBEAT IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOHO THEATRE PRESENT

THE PASSION OF LADY VENDREDI

Soho Downstairs

Tue 12 – Sat 30 April 2016, 7.15pm

Tickets: £10 – £17.50 – BOOK NOW! 

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