This infinite question is answered through a trans-dimensional psychic, an army general, a science professor and many more characters in this "fantastically energetic, hilariously clever and completely ridiculous" one-man performance.
Lone performer Timothy Mann tells "a wild and imaginative story" set around the ever-changing meaning of the word 'space', “just using his remarkable talent for characterisation”. He plays a dozen characters, each one unique in body and voice - each one a living, breathing person.
Mann is “constantly on the move, improvising and interacting with his audience” and as he switches characters seamlessly in the blink of an eye, the mind-bending narrative twists and turns towards its Earth-shattering finale and “secret improvised encore” (which must be seen to be believed).
SPACE travels the globe with Nose2Nose, an international arts company holding theatre projects all over Asia and Europe. Hosted in theatres, festivals, schools and universities from India to Myanmar, Thailand to Singapore, no two SPACE shows are ever the same. As part of their arts projects, Nose2Nose offer students the opportunity to perform with Timothy, Neil and the team in front of a live audience. Tim was nominated for the Actor Award at Buxton Festival Fringe.
To learn more about SPACE, Timothy Mann, Neil Farrelly or Nose2Nose, please get in touch through the contact form at the bottom of this website. Find out where SPACE is touring and if you can make it to a showing.
'SPACE' will be performed for an exclusive show at The Tank, a trendy and intimate black box theatre space in New York City, right on the corner of Times Square.
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a Manhattan based non-profit arts presenter. Curating across all disciplines, The Tank provides an artistic home to both new and established artists who are engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Combining free performance space, subsidized rehearsal space, discounted ticket prices and promotional support; the Tank brings quality programming to a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists, and Timothy is proud to be a part of this fantastic artistic venture. Click here for more information on The Tank website.
During Nose2Nose's tour of Thailand in January, the company filmed a feature at the Gate Theater in Chiang Mai around 'SPACE' performances and workshops.
Based in the beautiful northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, the Gate Theater is an independent group of performers, writers and directors putting on diverse shows for a public audience wanting more exposure to the arts. Nose2Nose bought 'SPACE' to the theater for three performances, as well as an interactive workshop. Click here to see the video on Nose2Nose's website.
Nose2Nose will tour Thailand for 3 weeks in January 2014, headlining SPACE and supporting by Ben Mann's show RED.
The tour will encompass a round trip of the country, stopping off for performances in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai. Nose2Nose will be hosting day workshops in schools prior to some of the performances. The team will finish the stint at the Gate Theater in Chian Mai, for three consecutive evenings (January 17th-19th). Follow Nose2Nose's Twitter, or check out the SPACE Facebook page for updates as they happen.
Timothy Mann's SPACE website has received a thorough overhaul, now with more information, pictures and video.
In the run up to the Janaury SPACE tour, the emphasis of the website has been shifted to include lots more details regarding Tim's solo-performance masterclass. The new look will carry into the new year, and the Summer and Autumn will see the show go on in the Middle East as well as parts of the UK. Stay tuned to the website (or sign up to Nose2Nose's mailing list) for more information coming soon.
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There are up to a dozen characters in 'SPACE', fully-fledged personas that Tim has developed over years of performing the show. Each has his or her own voice, physicality, cadence, speech pattern and level of contact with the audience.
When touring with Nose2Nose, Tim holds an acting masterclass demonstrating how he builds a character from the ground up, starting with a voice or sound, and a physicality or body shape. Students are also invited to take part in the show's "secret encore", involving lots of improvisation with the audience. It is a fast and frantic crash course in solo performance.
To find out more about Nose2Nose, please visit their website by clicking here.
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Find out where the show is touring, and invite Nose2Nose to your school or college. Suitable ages range from 12 years and up, each masterclass tailored for the appropriate age group.
Authoritarian and cruel with a superiority complex, he hides layers of hurt and pain beneath a cold exterior.
Trapped in a vicious cycle from years of psychological abuse, he is a dreamer with aspirations for something more.
Whimsical, constantly distracted and playful, his old age proves a wealth of experience in life, love and loss.
The full show is rife with personality, each character with his or her own story to tell. Physically and vocally they are unique, totally different from one another. Book 'SPACE' today to uncover more...