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The Container (c) Young Vic


The Container   |   Production   |   Clare Bayley

The Container at the Young Vic

About the production

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, The Container was revived and captured by Digital Theatre live inside a real shipping container outside the Young Vic Theatre. Directed by Tom Wright, the audience consisted of only 28 people, all locked inside the container with the actors.

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On Directing: Tom Wright

Theatre director Tom Wright discusses The Container and the specific issues that he and the company faced in rehearsal and performance.

On Producing: Debra Hauer

Producer Debra Hauer discusses some of the complicated choices involved in staging The Container and the decisions she took on behalf of the production.

Immersive Theatre & Performance

Theatre critic Lyn Gardner details the development of immersive theatre and its impact on the relationship between the audience and performers.

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Immersive Theatre & Performance – download your free essay!

Explore the form and history of immersive theatre and performance in this insightful essay from British theatre critic Lyn Gardner.

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