ARMING THE WORLD
with ice & fire and Teatro Vivo
Sir Rex Gunn - Mensah Bediako
Robyn Collia Fletcher - Rebecca Peyton
Zac Z - Tom Ross Williams
Eurofighter - Samantha Lawson
CS-Gas - Mark Stevenson
Paveway IV - Jason Eddy
Handlers - Misha Koshutsky, Cassie Symes, Natonia Enyes.
Writers - Christine Bacon and Ben Chessel
Director - Sophie Austin
Design - takis
Sound Design - Ellie Isherwood
Costume Supervisor - Shoni Wilkinson
Assistant Director - Molly Leigh Moy
Production Manager - Will Herman
Graphic Design - Sofi Lee-Henson
Filmaker - Shane Davey
Social Media Manager - Arian Nik
Producer - Matthew Schmolle
ARMING THE WORLD
World Premiere with ice & fire and Teatro Vivo . Performed with Waterloo Festival, Greenbelt Festival, Tramshed, The Albany, Cheslea Theatre, Stratford Circus, Underbelly Southbank and locations around central London.
#ARMINGTHEWORLD, a co-production by Teatro Vivo, ice&fire and the designer takis, brings the shadowy world of our governments involvement in arms trading out into the light of day. Part street theatre performance, part fashion show, part interactive educational exposition, part modern day agit -prop, all in the name of raising public awareness of the significant role HM Government and the British Arms Trade play in #ARMINGTHEWORLD. The show is supported by an online campaign to set the ficitional reality of the #ARMINGTHEWORLD Outreach Team.
RESPONSE & REVIEWS
“The show was perfect. I was shocked, horrified and it has left me wanting to do something!”
“Marvellous to see street entertainment with content that is fabulously entertaining.”
“Costumes Great! Talent Great! Content Great!”
“Excellent. A great idea exposing the arms trade in an original and funny way. I was laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside!”
I thought it was terrific - inventive, funny, a real gem!!”
“Very accessible, very important, hoping it shows in a lot of places.”
“Amazing. Love it. Had me crying with laughter.”
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
The show was accompanied with an extended pre-narrative written, filmed and photographed specifically for the project. It was disseminated through press and social media with the help of the infamous Borkowski PR agency.
It reached over 150,000 people who, whether they were able to attend the live show or not, will have absorbed the core messages of the piece.
A touring pack and more information about the show can be found at www.armingtheworld.co.uk.