Based on Karen’s real journey as a documentary maker, Karen and David bring you a funny and heartfelt story about following Syrian refugees from Greece and through Europe.
Undercover Refugee blends comedy, shadow puppetry and documentary. It reveals refreshing stories from the refugee trail of police, volunteers and the refugees far from the image often presented by mainstream media.
"Very, very funny...gales of laughter throughout" Fringe Review.
Nominated: International Youth Art Festival's Best of Brighton Fringe Theatre Award
"A multi-faceted show, one of its greatest achievements is the way it subtly reflects on the dark side of refugee work." - Younger Perspective
"Tall one moment and truthful the next...This one disrupts it. It tells a different truth" - FestMag
Performed by Karen Houge and David Tann Written/devised by Karen Houge and David Tann Produced Karen Houge and David Tann (Undercover Theatre Company) Light Designer: Will Townsend Set designer: Mari Lassen-Bergsten Kamsvaag Sound Designer: Thomas Gunerius Foshaug Made in collaboration with John Wright, Nils Petter Mørland and Johanna Foss. Based on a previous script written by Karen Houge and Tormod Fuglestad. Supported by Oslo Theater center, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danse- og teatersentrum.
Matrix; with honeybees.
David, a male honeybee is the chosen one. He goes on a mission for his Queen bee to save the hive. Will he get the girl and save the world, or get radicalised along the way?
What does it even mean to be the chosen one? Come on down to the insect underworld to find out.
FOUR STARS - “Hilariously Silly, enjoyable for all!” - Deadline News
International Gaulier duo David and Karen show you the world through the eyes of a honeybee! Told through clown, soundscapes and shadow puppetry.
Created by David Tann, Karen Houge and Kjell Moberg Performed by David Tann and Karen Houge Shadow puppetry and sound design by David Tann Produced by Undercover Theatre Company
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In October 2017 David travelled to Andalucia in Spain to research the project by studying honeybees, permaculture, system thinking and sociocracy at Bee Time's Artist Residency.