Humankind rehearsed reading

Thurs 21 April 2022 | doors 7.30pm

Sleight of Hand present a rehearsed reading of Humankind, an adaptation of the medieval morality play Mankind, set in a contemporary context.

Sleight of Hand adapt Mankind – a late-medieval English play following Mankind's fall and redemption – for a contemporary setting and audience. Many theatre techniques popular today – from audience participation and immersion to non-linear theatre experiences, combinations of theatre with technologies, and performance art – have their roots in theatre of the medieval period. This rehearsed reading and accompanying talk, workshop, and audio experience (part of associated conference ‘Celebrations, Communities and Performances: festival occasions in Coventry from the 15th to the 17th century’) explore how we might re-connect with medieval storytelling and stage medieval material for modern audiences, communicating stories from the past in effective, vibrant, and creatively exciting ways.




The bar will open at 7.30pm
Performance starts at 8pm


Based in Bristol, UK, Sleight of Hand specialise in experimental, collaborative and multi-sensory theatrical experiences. In residence at the Watershed Pervasive Media Studio since 2016, the company works across the UK and further afield creating community-centred and co-creative work which is both innovative and accessible.

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