December 11, 2017

#Armingtheworld – Theatre versus the international arms trade

Stage designer takis, site specific theatre group Teatro Vivo and theatre company ice and fire – known for their use of performance to explore human rights issues – will join forces to present a brand new theatrical experience: part stage performance, part fashion show, part interactive educational exposition, and all in the name of raising public awareness of the significant role HM Government and the British Arms Trade play in arming the world.

With DSEI – one of the world’s biggest arms fairs – returning to London this year, the ‘#ArmingTheWorld: Outreach Team’ give an accessible, satirical, presentation on some of the products available.

From a Euro Fighter Typhoon Jet (as seen regularly in the ongoing conflict in Yemen), to a can of CS Spray (tear gas), the outreach team will be hitting five different destinations in central London to introduce the very best in British-made weapons via the world’s first Weapons Catwalk Show demonstrating to taxpaying audiences that with their help, ‘The sun never sets on the British arms trade’.

The weapons themselves (portrayed by actors in an array of costumes) will describe how they have been made, how they are used and how they are traded. It’s hugely entertaining, educational and interactive with audience members encouraged to take a selfie with a fighter jet, Facebook Live Tear Gas or ‘Boomerang’ a missile to spread the word.

‘A powerful and playful take on the arms trade and how we are all involved in it’.

12-16 Sept

All shows are in public spaces and are free to attend and open to all. Places should be booked at www.armingtheworld.co.uk.

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