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May 30 and 31, Jun 1-7 previews £24.50, Jun 9-28 £29.50, concs £19.50
 
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The RoofAs you stand with your headphones on a trap door opens and a figure in a red jumpsuit stands ready to play, and so The Roof, an outdoor theatre-parkour summer spectacle begins. The audience occupy this figure as he makes his way through various levels of a computer game, becoming more disillusioned as the game goes on. There are hints at a narrative - a girl in a glass box may or may not be the 'princess in the tower' who may or may not need rescuing. It's not clear. Visually, there are some memorable motifs - rabbits in sixties clothes swaying their hips hypnotically; majorettes who beckon like sirens; majorette legs dangling - and the music and sound composed by Dave Price work well to connect audience and performers. But the video game visualisation doesn't entirely immerse, and the lack of narrative is confusing. Even so, this the third collaboration between David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt - following Electric Hotel and Motor Show - offers theatre goers something different and will no doubt appeal to fans of Super Mario style computer games. Part of the LIFT Festival.

 

About Doon Street Car Park

Car park directly opposite the National Theatre used as a venue for The Roof, a performance given here in summer 2014 as part of the LIFT Festival, housing a purpose-built set by the designer of the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony, Jon Bausor. More about Doon Street Car Park

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super HeroesThe Art of the Brick: DC Super HeroesThe Art of the Brick: DC Super HeroesA life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built 2017-08-20T00:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Doon Street Car Park,   Upper Ground      SE1 9PP
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PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), £11 (Child 4-16), Free (Under 4), £12.50 (Concessions), £45 (Family must include at least 1 child), £34.50 (Family of 3, 1 adult, 2 children)
DATES  1st March to 15th October 2017
VENUE  Doon Street Car Park 
A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built ... More about this event
 
 

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