2014

Below are all the productions I worked on in 2014. To view projects from other years, click the relevant year from the ‘past projects’ tab. Or, alternatively click ‘All‘ to view all past work in chronological order.

From Here Dotąd

Ben Driscoll, Alfie Heffer, Stefan Andersson, 2014

From here… Dotąd

From London… To Warsaw

A walk undertaken by Ben Driscoll and Alfie Heffer from London to Warsaw, joined by Stefan Andersson on the way. En route devising a performance, exploring improvisation, task based exercises and chance encounters. Our undetermined path is our context.

Across 1000 miles, of unexpected happenings, boots and blisters, people and places met. As we ask, how can we be present in the world? How can the world be present in us?

‘If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again, – if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a walk.’

– Henry David Thoreau, Walking (1862)

The performance was part of the inaugural ‘Nomadic Arts Festival‘, which took place in 2014 in Warsaw and Charchiabalda, Poland. The festival website can be viewed here.

More information on the walk, including updates written en route can be followed here.

The Tempest

Playing Ariel in The Tempest

Image: © Matt Bastone

Individual Theatre, 2014

‘Ariel (Ben Driscoll) is simply amazing – acrobat, dancer, director, singer – the embodiment of beauteous mankind…’ - Anna Marks, Remote Goat

Shakespeare’s classic tale of shipwreck, treachery, love and magic; ‘The Tempest‘. For this production, I undertook the highly physical and magical role of Ariel. A sprite under the power of puppet-master Prospero, influencing and guiding the other characters from the shadows; using magic and trickery to fulfill Prospero’s plans. Performed with a mixture of acrobatics, parkour and more classical theatre techniques to take on the embodiment of a character that is nothing more than air.

Within this production, I also undertook the role of Assistant Director.

A promotional trailer for the production can be viewed here.

A full length video of the production can be viewed here.

More information about the production, as well as the production diary can be viewed here.