The Architects: Shunt at the Biscuit Factory

Performances from 22 November 2012 to 2 February 2013

The Architects: Shunt at the Biscuit Factory

The Architects: Shunt at the Biscuit Factory

In the custard halls of the biscuit factory in Bermondsey, the walls are smeared with history - the history of mass producing biscuits. Shunt have taken the extraordinary liberty to extend this history to ancient Greece.

The Architects is inspired by the labyrinth and the horror it contains.

'I hear their footsteps or their voices in the depths of the galleries of stone and I run with joy in search of them.'
The House of Asterion by Jorge Luis Borges

These are your footsteps - they are your voices - this is a trip of a lifetime.

A wildly disorientating performance chasing the tail of myths, memory and misanthropy; and the vague hope that amongst you there might also be a hero.

Suitable for 16yrs+

The performance took place in a large disused warehouse.

 

Photo by Susanne Dietz

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • Connections 2015: photomontage with a plastic chair, stage lights and sneakers
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat