Asking4It Productions make innovative theatre and experimental opera. We were founded in Wales in 2011.
Very broadly our projects explore contentious areas of life that exploit the vulnerable in society. This includes circumstances that are shrouded in secrecy and protected by complex networks and organisations. We have a large canvas to explore and play within.
Our current project in development is NATASHA – A triptych – studies in experimental opera.
We are a new member of Opera and Music Theatre Forum. http://omtf.org.uk
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our supporters for helping to make our recent crowd funding campaign a resounding success.
Natasha is a libretto written by Jane Fox which explores aspects of modern slavery, the sex trade and human trafficking. In 2015 we held a successful research and development period for one section of the libretto; Shelter. This period included a performance for industry professionals and a Q&A discussion. Shelter was made possible by an award from the Arts Council of Wales.
Composer Ashley John Long was commissioned to write the part-graphic score for Shelter. We are developing Natasha – A triptych – studies in experimental opera for public performances in 2017.
Butcher is an examination of genetics, the medical profession, the pharmaceutical and cancer fundraising industries, pink-washing and the surgical removal of healthy breasts and other organs.
Butcher with original score composed by James Flight was performed in-the-round with tiered seating which was constructed as a circus top. The performers examined audience members with probes and sculptural appendages and film of DNA and surgical incisions were projected on the red drapes.
I admire your great courage in tackling such a contentious and frightening subject. Butcher has been one of the most memorable theatrical performances I have ever seen. Brenda Oakes
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