Who are you when you work?
What happens to your story?
What remains visible?
What do you see when you are watching someone work?
What is visible behind the tray?
Here are the stories on the other side of the tray.

Implicated Theatre, present a participatory evening of theatrical interventions and sound compositions developed from a year-long collaboration with unionised migrant hotel workers from Unite’s Hotel Workers Branch. The sound piece accompanying the performance, is a sketch working towards a possible Radio Ballad, taking its cue from Charles Parker’s original BBC Radio Ballads a series that aired from 1958-64.

Please wear comfortable footwear because the performance will be interactive.

With composer Patrick Farmer and director Frances Rifkin

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE £5 or £4 concession

Implicated Theatre has been working since October 2011 on a series of workshops and performances forming part of their residency with the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project. Instigated by artists from and working with theatre director Frances Rifkin, the experimental workshops explore the relationships between political speech and action, the self and the collective, voice and silence. Forming close relationships with migrant’s rights groups and unions, Implicated Theatre creates theatrical interventions inspired by real-life struggle, and highlighting issues of social justice.

Patrick Farmer is the co-founder of the online curatorial platform, Compost and Height, co-editor of the new-music journal, Wolf Notes. Curator of Sound I’m Particular lecture series, and Significant Landscapes Festival. Published four books and written compositions for groups such as Apartment House and the Set Ensemble. Performed and exhibited internationally with artists such as Angharad Davies, Michael Pisaro, Sarah Hughes, and Jason Kahn. Festival appearances and residencies include Audiograft (Oxford), The Wulf (Los Angeles), LMC (London), I & E (Dublin), Geiger (Gothenberg), Blurred Edges (Hamburg), Forestry Commission England (Cumbria), Q-O2 (Belgium) and MOKS (Estonia).Work has been released on labels such as Another Timbre, Nadukeenumono, and Winds Measure. Current work looks at the nature of the arbitrary; writing compositions that primarily focus on the sound producing means rather than the sound itself, often utilising more and more fantastical methods to create sounds that are themselves, wonderfully ordinary.

Frances Rifkin artistic director of Utopia Arts, is a cultural worker and director in Political and Community theatre. In the 1970s she was director of Recreation Ground Theatre Company and in the 1980s she was director of Banner Theatre, Birmingham and participated as a theatre activist in the anti-fascist movements, disputes and strikes of the time. She trained extensively with Augusto Boal in the early 1990s and works as a workshop leader. Between 1992 and 1997, she was lecturer in Community and workshop theatre in Theatre Studies at Warwick and Lancaster Universities. Since 2011 she has been working with the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project as the director of Implicated Theatre.

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