Pumping ’90s beats, suspect dance routines and angsty shoegazing combine to celebrate the irresistible power of pop and examine how that song will always bring back feelings of love lost and won.
An irreverently comic yet tender look at how music seeps into our lives, Be Here Now takes you back to your teenage bedroom – a playful and chaotic world of CDs, cassettes and videotapes, rewinding, fast-forwarding and pausing fantasies, memories, the rawness of love and the music that defines it. So hit repeat and relive the scenes you already play over and over in your head, to a soundtrack of ’90s classics.
“Be Here Now is a lively, witty work… Hugely enjoyable” – A Younger Theatre
★★★★★ “Unmissable” – Everything Theatre
“Unashamedly celebrates the analogue” – Evening Standard
Be Here Now premiered at Shoreditch Town Hall (17 – 28 June 2014) before touring the UK:
4 September - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
9 September - The Space, Sevenoaks
10 September - Cambridge Junction
26 September - Derby Theatre
28 November - Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
4 December 2014 - South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Work-in-progress performances were performed at Ovalhouse, Latitude Festival, Pulse at The New Wolsey and Cambridge Junction.
BE HERE NOW is an Ovalhouse seed commission supported by Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Unity Theatre Trust, Shoreditch Town Hall, Cambridge Junction & Escalator.