NMC are known for their site-responsive multi disciplinary collaborations and have previously made work, which imaginatively engages with the function of diverse spaces - a chapel, a nightclub, a brewery, a dairy. Now they turn to the more 'orthodox' space of the theatre and invite us to reimagine its particular conventions and our collusion in them.
Please Be Seated follows a young man who's flippancy gets him expelled from the system and marginalized within the state. The work presents us with a communal/totalitarian society, which can only operate through group consensus but in which the needs of the individual also clamour for acknowledgement.
Created in collaboration with furniture designer Jutta Friedrichs, sound artist Ben Houge, lighting designer Yaron Abulafia and installation artists and designers JaneJaney Please be seated reveals absurdities within political systems and every day structures.