What’s On: Performance Live – The Way Out on BBC iPlayer

A film that provides an immersive experience of the Battersea Arts Centre is now available on BBC iPlayer as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine season.

Performance Live: The Way Out is filmed in one continuous shot and takes the audience on a journey through Battersea Arts Centre’s labyrinth of rooms and corridors with performances from artists.

In a surreal, theatrical adventure, a young person escapes into a seemingly empty building at night and meets a mysterious guide who offers him an alternative way out.
The experience showcases the breadth of theatre and performance in the UK.

Actor and comedian Omid Djalili plays the enigmatic Guide, leading The Young Person played by Bláithín Mac Gabhann on a journey where they discover
performances devised by some of the most exciting, diverse artists working in the UK today including Lucy McCormick, Caleb Femi, Botis Seva, Le Gateau Chocolat, The Cocoa Butter Club, Sanah Ahsan, and Too Hot For Candy.

BAFTA nominated director Suri Krishnamma uses a single camera to create the feel of an immersive theatrical performance.

Using the latest technology to enable a single 42 minute take, Performance Live: The Way Out invites the viewer on a journey of surprise and unexpected discovery.

Main Pic: Omid Djalili and Bláithín Mac Gabhann in Performance Live The Way Out. Arts Council England, BBC Arts, Battersea Arts Centre National Youth Orchestra

 


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