– our last play
100 won a Fringe First Award
for 'innovation in theatre and outstanding new production at the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it enjoyed a total sell-out
Following great critical acclaim, 100
has been on an extensive international tour including a sell-out
run at the Soho Theatre in London, a UK tour and invitations to:
The World Stage Festival in Toronto, Canada
Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland
Perth International Arts Festival in Australia
Adelaide Festival of Art in Australia
Curitiba International Arts Festival in Brazil.
It played in medium to large scale venues (400 – 1000 seats).
That you must choose one single memory from your life - everything
else will be erased forever
That choosing this memory is your only way of passing through to
That you have one hour to choose
From your whole life, from all you've ever done, felt or thought…
what is the one thing you treasure most?
The characters in 100 are forced
to choose and re-enact their memories, using only their bodies and
bamboo sticks in fluidly transforming 'sets'. We are magically transported
to a dramatic French motorbike race, a South American rainforest
and a London tube train as each character in turn tries to capture
their memory for eternity.
'… this breathtaking
piece of theatre. I do believe I will remember it, in both my head
and my heart, all of my life. It is a tiny, huge, simple, complex
play that touched me in places I didn’t even know I had. (…)
This play moved me more profoundly than anything I can remember
seeing in theatre..'
The Scotsman, Edinburgh
' Beautifully executed … its sheer unaffected simplicity is
an integral part of its power... there is an energy and real connection
here between actors and audience… this is a show that you
will carry around with you long after you have left the theatre'
The Guardian, London
' An arresting show…your mind and heart dilate during it...
I’ve never had one, but I suspect that a massage will leave
you feeling renewed in the way 100 does.'
The Independent, London
' The unfolding tale is a work of powerful proportions. The beauty
of this play is in its simple premise and the purity of its execution.
Unlike plays that resemble television sitcoms on stage or are constipated
with words, ‘100’ is a reminder that a single gesture
can speak volumes. This play is likely to be the hit of the Perth
International Arts Festival.'
' 100’ is the type of performance you don’t notice going
by. What takes place below the sur-titles kidnaps us completely;
it transports us, shatter us. It is a precious alchemy filled with
simple solutions which are at the same time extraordinary, resourceful
and unforgettable. (…) It’s the most impressive show
of the festival.'
Hoje em Dia, Brazil
' Superbly mounted rigorous production'
' Sublime. Extraordinary. An almost perfect piece of theatre'
Adelaide Advertiser (Australia)
' Spellbinding. Ecstatic. This was theatre of the highest order'
Blaze Media (Australia)
' Inventive and graceful'
Time Out London
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Created by Christopher Heimann & Diene Petterle
Written by Neil Monaghan, Diene Petterle & Christopher Heimann.
Devised with Matt Boatright-Simon, Matthieu Leloup, Tanya Munday,
Claire Porter and Lawrence Werber (the original cast of 100)
Amanda Drew - Sophie
Pip Donaghy - The Guide
Claire Porter - Nia
David Rubin - Alex
Faz Singhateh - Ketu
Christopher Heimann director & co-writer
Diene Petterle co-writer & associate director
Neil Monaghan co-writer
Adam Crosthwaite lighting designer
Katharine Williams relights
Soutra Gilmour set designer
Annemarie Woods costume designer
Christoph Stolberg graphic designer
Nevil Mountford photographer
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