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Arnolfini - est 1961

Thu 21 – Sun 24 May
Times and City Location TBC
£15.00/£10.00 concs tickets from Arnolfini and Bristol Old Vic Box office
Australia’s truly remarkable Back to Back Theatre are described as master provocateurs – they nudge and subvert audiences into seeing beauty where it is hidden. The company’s work defies convention, challenges logic and questions the imperative to be ‘normal’. An ingenious theatrical gem that has been a hit all over the world, small metal objects unfolds in a public space amidst the high volume pedestrian traffic of the city.

With individual sets of headphones, the audience is wired-in to an intensely personal drama being played out somewhere in the crowd. Gary and Steve are the kind of men who normally escape notice. Here they play an inadvertent but pivotal role in the night of two ambitious executives they’ve arranged to meet for a transaction. As the intimacy of their situation develops, small metal objects emerges as a sly and luminous depiction of everyday issues most take for granted.

“Small metal objects turns the notion of theatre and the everyday inside out. It is a pure, open-hearted, complex and breathtaking production and a unique meditation on human worth.” Sydney Morning Herald

Back to Back is an Inbetween Time project, co-presented by Arnolfini in collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic, bringing two major venues together to promote the most extraordinary work from all over the world.