Sports Play by Elfriede Jelinek

Sports Play by Elfriede Jelinek from Just a Must

By: Just a Must  30/05/2012
Keywords: sports, Theatre, Live Art

Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympics, Just a Must, in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum London, is staging the English language premiere of Sports Play by Nobel Prize laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

Jelinek explores the marketing and sale of human bodies and emotions in sports with angry wit, questioning our obsession with fitness, body image and high performance at any cost. Sport is seen as a medium for fanaticism, as a form of war in peacetime. 

Blurring the boundaries between a theatre event and a sports event, this performance turns Jelinek's linguistic gymnastics into an Olympic feat for the actors and audiences alike.

UK SUMMER TOUR 2012

LANCASTER, 11 July 2012, 8:00pm
LIVE AT LICA (Nuffield Theatre)
Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW
Tickets: £10 (£8 concs.)
Box office: 01524 594151 ( telephone bookings 23rd April to 31 May 2012 only)
www.liveatlica.org/whats-on/sports-play-elfriede-jelinek

BERWICK UPON-TWEED, 13 July 2012, 8:00pm 
THE MALTINGS THEATRE (HENRY TRAVERS STUDIO)
Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland  TD15 1AJ
Tickets: £12 (£10 concs.)
Box office: 01289 330 999
www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

CARDIFF, 19-20 July 2012, 8:00pm
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE
Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Tickets: £12 (£10 concs., £8 members)
Box office: 0209 2030 4400
www.chapter.org

EXETER, 23-24 July 2012, 7:30pm
THE BIKE SHED THEATRE   
162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
Tickets: £10 (£7 concs.)
Box office: 01392 434 169

LONDON, 30 July - 4 August 2012, 7:30pm
CHELSEA THEATRE
World's End Place, Kings Road, London, SW10 0DR
Tickets: £12 (£10 concs.)
Box office: 020 7352 1967
www.chelseatheatre.org.uk

Keywords: Live Art, postdramatic theatre, sports, Theatre,