Paul Levy talks to Luke Olfield from locally based Unmasked Theatre. Unmasked Theatre bring two shows to this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Further Education is their own creation, a winner from the highly successful Brighton Scratch Night at Rialto Thatre. “1985: Frank the miner likes doing his job and reading the Sun. Unfortunately, Maggie is after his job and his new housemates definitely don’t like him reading the Sun. In a riotous clash of class, morals and feminism, very traditional Frank finds himself bunking down with three very modern students at the heart of the picketing wars. In a country seeking to eradicate his livelihood, Frank must decide how he would like to be remembered once the line is inevitably drawn. ”
The Death of Ivan Ilyich presents a rarely staged classic: “Ivan Ilych doesn’t give dying a passing thought. He’s had a nice life. But one day, death announces itself to him and, to his huge surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality. An exploration of the life unlived, Unmasked Theatre presents a modern, highly physical adaptation of Tolstoy’s lesser known masterpiece.”
Luke talks about how Unmasked came into being and how they create their work.