LWF nominated for Off West End Award

Posted 18th Aug 11 by Sam in News

The Quiet Volume by Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells has been nominated in the Best Entertainment catagory of the 2011/12 Off West End Awards, or Offies. The Offies were launched last year aiming to recognise the wealth and ingenuity of independent theatre across London. The awards are run by OffWestEnd.com and the winners are chosen by a panel of theatre critics.

We’re delighted to have made the shortlist from over 400 productions considered; and it’s a privelege to be nominated alongside major theatres and pioneering fringe spaces. The winners are announced on 5th February 2012. So watch this space.

The Quiet Volume is a whispered, audio theatre piece for two at a time, set in a public library. We toured it through three London libraries across the festival: The Bishopsgate, Hackney Central and Senate House. More details on the production here.

Further info on The Offies – including all other awards and nominations – can be found here

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The Goodbye Library at Humbermouth Festival in July

Posted 17th Jun 11 by Sam in News

Emmy & Jack are taking the Dewey Decimal based perturbed library-variety show to Hull Truck Theatre on 9th July. Part of the Humbermouth Festival. Details and tickets here.

[photo: Rosie Reed Gold]

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King James Bible Bash

Posted 19th May 11 by Sam in In Pictures

Sat 23rd May 2011. At Stoke Newington International Airport.

All photos by Nick Collett

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I am not a number I am a free man

Posted 17th May 11 by Sam in In Pictures, News

Be Seeing You‘s compliant, catalogued, captive audience. Each one pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, numbered…

All mugshots by Bronte McConnell

Thanks to everyone who made the festival closing show such a triumph. If you weren’t there (we know), you can also: The Tally Hoax, the newspaper published live on the night by The Ladies of the Press..

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El fin. Roll Credits.

Posted 5th May 11 by Marie in News

Well, its been quite a month. We kicked off with an apology at Toynbee Cafe, yummed down George Orwell’s marmalade, played Scrabble and peeled back the curtains on infamous East End strip joint Ye Olde Axe. We tinkered with machines (and men), celebrated the birthday of King James’ best seller and spent a whole lot of time in libraries. Simon Munnery wrestled women, Chris Goode blew bubbles and a whole lot happened in between.

Dodgem Logic did a fantastic job of hosting our penultimate event at Hackney’s Round Chapel. And tonight sees the final event at Bethnal Green Working Man’s before we totter off for another year to think about what happens next.

An incredible line-up wraps things up with Tim Key, Will Adamsdale, David Trent, Bridget Christie, Thom Tuck & more. A bundle of three minute ‘indoctrinations’ hosted by Colin Hoult and featuring a very big machine, all in the style of The Prisoner. Previous knowledge of the show not required. Wear a hat if you have one.

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Festival Programme 2011

Poster illustration by Oliver King

festival programme

Thu 7 - Wed 20 Apr (ex. 16 Apr)


Fri 8 - Sat 23 Apr

The Quiet Volume

Sat 9 - Sun 10 April

This is just to say

Tue 12 April

Books vs. Cigarettes

Sun 17 Apr

Scrabble Sunday Tournament

Mon 18 Apr

Private View

Tue 19 Apr


Thu 21 Apr

No Furniture So Charming

Sat 23 Apr

King James Bible Bash

Tue 26 Apr

Intergender Wrestling

Wed 27 Apr

The Goodbye Library

Thu 28 Apr

Like You Were Before

Thu 28 Apr

Keep Breathing

Fri 29 Apr - Sun 1 May

The Crash

Tue 3 May

Christian Bök

Wed 4 May

Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic

Thu 5 May

Be Seeing You

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