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Interview: When We Grow Up We’ll Be Old

An interview with FringeReview on our upcoming production, “When We Grow Up We’ll Be Old “   What’s the theme of your show? When We Grow Up We’ll Be Old explores what it’s like to grow up in a small market town. Our two characters, while playing a fantasy board game, muse over the time they staged a fantasy epic movie in the North Devon town of Barnstaple. In truth, what they actually discover is that their small town, and the everyday goings on there, are far more interesting than their intended Hollywood fantasy. This project is part film, part […]


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“Audacious. Enthralling. Challenging. Delightful.”

“Together” was performed at the 2016 Prague Fringe Festival 45 times in 9 days, which great responses. Please read former Canadian Ambassador Michael Calcott’s review below.   “A Prague idyll.  That is what I experienced yesterday by participating in “Together”, Almost Human’s personalized tour of Mala Strana.  Each performance involves only four participants – the explorer, the observer, the lover and the dreamer – who are given a headset which provides the instructions for their individualized tour.  I was the lover and was accompanied by a lovely young woman while a love letter was read over the headphones.  We wandered through […]


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‘When We Grow Up We’ll Be Old’ is coming soon!

We’ve only gone and been awarded some funding! Hooray! Thanks to the generous support of Heritage Lottery Fund, we can happily announce that Almost Human will be bringing ‘When We Grow Up We’ll Be Old’ to Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest this year on June 23rd, 24th and 25th! With our Sharing Heritage award of £3700, and with support from Community Action South West, we’ll be working with young people in the heart of Barnstaple to produce a performance in the historic Pannier Market. This year, we’re back with all our camera and green screen kit to bring you a community event […]


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Making “Together” in Prague

For more details on the project and the upcoming show at Prague Fringe Festival 2016, please click here. Together is a performance about being playful in the city again. Through the medium of an audio tour and various small installations, 4 participants take to the streets of Malá Strana to follow 4 different routes, which will lead them in specific narratives to explore the city. They will encounter each other and various festival locations at points, to finally come together at a dinner table. A performative love letter to the city; Together is a piece of wonder, excitement and engagement. Together started […]


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After The Thaw

International film-as-performance company Almost Human present their first venture into film production, ‘After The Thaw’, a music video for Scottish acoustic songwriter, Lorkin O’Reilly. Merging traditional film making with stop motion animation, ‘After The Thaw’ explores constructed fantasies, loss and destruction, and the gentle, melancholic warmth that longing provides us when we find ourselves missing someone, or something. A man has designed a model world in which to lose himself, but when he exacts his frustrations with his constructed fantasy upon the model itself, he finds his battle to remain there could destroy the very fabric of its being, Meanwhile, […]


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Together in Prague

We are very excited to announce that Together, our site-specific performance at the Barnstaple Fringe TheatreFest last summer, will be travelling to the Prague Fringe Festival this May! Together is a performance about being playful in the city again. Through the medium of an audio tour and various small installations, 4 participants take to the streets of Malá Strana to follow 4 different routes, which will lead them in specific narratives to explore the city. They will encounter each other and various festival locations at points, to finally come together at a dinner table. A performative love letter to the […]


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Creating “After The Thaw”

This autumn we made the music video for Lorkin O’Reilly’s After the Thaw. See the behind-the-scenes pictures and a blog post on creating images with music by Almost Human Alec here!   “I have been exercising. 10 km on the exercise bike. 3 sets of 30 pull ups. 3 sets of 10 press ups. 3 sets of 30 curls with weights. Yoga also. All at a fairly mild pace. I end by lying on the ground, resting. Trying to clear my mind. I always have a record on. Today it was the self titled album by The Knife. My eyes […]


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10 Steps on How To Perform a Piece of Experimental Theatre Abroad in 5 Days

The scenario is a familiar one. You have a piece of experimental theatre featuring a 2×3 meter green screen, two large miniature sets and a suitcase full of Foley-art material. You know, the usual. Now you want to bring this performance to The Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre. What do you pack? How do you prepare? What are you preparing for? The self-help gurus at Almost Human share their experiences to make your theatrical shenanigans feasible.   1. Get the band back together. Lisa, Alec, Fraser and Roos needed two extra team members to make Letters from Another Island […]


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October update

It’s been a busy few weeks for the team. Before we all set off to Barnstaple for shooting the After the Thaw music video, Almost Human Lisa has a few updates on what else we’re up to…   “Almost Human’s recent travels in Israel brought us new trials, new rewards and new adventures. Performing at the Acco Festival of Alternative Theatre in the North of the country, we found ourselves negotiating with British Airways, performing in a 2000 year old citadel, and taking a huge amount of selfies with a group of Chinese performers! It was a fantastic adventure and […]


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Amongst Ghosts and Robots

“Together: A Story of Forgetting” was presented as a pre-documentation of Together at the exhibition Amongst Ghosts and Robots at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam in June 2015. This was its accompanying text.   “Place for me is the locus of desire. Places have influenced my life as much as, perhaps more than, people. I fall for (or into) places faster and less conditionally than I do for people.” -Lucy Lippard[1]   There are many terms to define a site: Space, place, landscape, city, country, the French wine term terroir or perhaps, region, territory, location, and many more. As a […]