On 18 May, 28 Drama, Theatre and Performance students will perform at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in a one off production with the People Show, as part of the Museums at Night festival.
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The experimental performances will take place in different locations throughout the museum and gardens in small groups, with the whole group coming together for three big performance during the evening. Each performance will be unique and they are all tailored to the environment in which they are happening.
In the three weeks prior to the event, the students will spend an intensive period with the People Show rehearsing both at the University and the Horniman.
Lis Austin, Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance said, 'Our students collaborate with the People Show every year as part of their work experience module and it has always proved to be an exciting and beneficial process for them, giving them an opportunity to work closely with a well-respected experimental theatre company with a history spanning 50 years. It is particularly exciting to be holding this year's performance at such a renowned location in London and gives our students a fantastic opportunity to showcase their work to a wide audience.'
The evening forms part of the Museums at Night festival which happens from Wednesday 17 through to Saturday 20 May. The festival invites all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to open their doors after hours to showcase their exhibits and artefacts in unexpected ways.
Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here. On the evening there will be a range of food and drink stalls, music and the opportunity to explore the museum and hear from its curators, as well as watch the performances around the venue.
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