no such thing
Organised by David Ralfe & Christopher Harrison
Produced by Sarah Wilson-White
Photos by Mihaela Bodlovic & Richard Davenport
Performed at New Diorama Theatre 2014 - 15
Look in the notebook of any theatre-maker and no doubt you’ll come across many ideas for productions, all of which have been discarded because they don’t have enough in them to make a whole show. Deemed too little, too slight, or an interesting but unsustainable experiment, these are the ideas left behind to go hunting for bigger, meatier topics. However, some of the most exciting theatrical ideas are slight and experimental. Miniscule...No Such Thing is a night of short-form theatre, which we’ve made happen because we want to see more short work produced.
No Such Thing was the brainchild of On The Run’s David Ralfe and Rhum and Clay Theatre Company’s Christopher Harrisson. It ran from 2014-15 at the New Diorama Theatre.
It provided a home for short-form physical, visual and experimental performance. By short-form, we mean self-contained pieces no more than 15 minutes long.
Previous No Such Things have featured clown, dance, hand-shadow puppetry, physical theatre, short films, mad lectures, acrobatics, performances in near-total darkness and our very own ‘Greek Tragedy’, a deranged spoof of theatre’s most murderous genre.
Sadly we do not run No Such Thing anymore, but do enjoy some of the photos from our previous shows!
Read our Guest Column in Exeunt Magazine to find out more about why we love short form theatre.