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A landscape photo of Victoria, a Nigerian woman, Takashi, a Japanese man and Amelia, an Italian American woman. The three stand in a line, walking towards the camera between two airport moving walkways

Extant and Yellow Earth present Flight Paths

5 Feb – 6 March, 2019

Flight Paths is the first ever co-production from Extant, the UK’s leading theatre company of visually impaired people, and Yellow Earth, the UK’s award-winning British East Asian theatre company. It brings together playwright Glen Neath (The Ring, Seance), movement specialist Vicki Amedume from Upswing, surround-sound technologist Tarim and filmmaker Terry Braun to deliver a dynamic and innovative piece of theatre.

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Chris stands centre stage

Catching the Ghost – Wandsworth and Brighton Fringe festivals

May 2017

Originally commissioned as a piece for Guide Dogs week last year, we developed and produced Chris Campion's show CATCHING THE GHOST for Wandsworth and Brighton fringe festivals in May 2017.

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The Chairs 2016

April 2016

In Spring 2016, Extant remounted its production of The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco, originally conceived in 2014, for a tour that travelled to venues in Harlow, Birmingham, Manchester and London.

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A burst of black lines come towards us originating from the word "Flatland" in the centre of the image. Above, a series of black and white zig zags form a dome shape.

Flatland

2010-2015

Extant has led a first and second phase investigation into haptic technology and immersive performance in ‘The Question’ and ‘Flatland’. Learn more about these innovative projects here

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In the foreground a sign for ComBUStion with a cartoon of a red bus and children excited to board. Next to this sign is another saying 'Please note you'll be offered a blindfold.' In the background is the double decker Combustion bus with the conductor and members of the public standing beside it.

ComBUStion

2015 and ongoing

 ‘ComBUStion’ was conceived by one of Extant’s visually impaired  artists and developed into a performance exploration between Extant in collaboration with playful public realm arts company, Bureau of Silly Ideas (BOSI)

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The Chairs

Spring 2014

Our 2014 spring tour was of Ionesco's tragic farce, The Chairs, in a translation by Martin Crimp. Our unique interpretation featured visually impaired cast and director, as well as innovative set and sound design.

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ZombieyeZ in Zagreb

October 2013 - Dec 2015

How far did they go
to get their sight back?

Watch the new trailer for ZombieyeZ in Zagreb

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Poster for sheer - large text reads 'Sheer' illuminated from a shard of light coming from off-frame.

Sheer

Spring 2012

For its 15 year anniversary, Extant, the UK’s only professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, presents Sheer.
Extant takes its company of outstanding blind artists and blends burlesque, comedy and horror, to create a thrilling and unique moment where immersion meets experience.

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Illustrated logo for Tandemonium - a Tandem rides along a musical score.

Tandemonium

September 2010

Riding the rhythm on customised tandems, Extant presents a musical theatre performance as never seen or heard before!

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A composite image of the Peter Harrison Planetarium cone

Obscurity

Summer 2009

A site specific outdoor promenade performance involving story telling, live music, visual art and a 16 speaker spatialised sound scape performed at Greenwich and Trafalgar Square.

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Effing and Blinding! Cabaret

2007-9

A flexible fascinating and fun Cabaret act performed anywhere, anytime for anyone… for a price!

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The Cast Party

2006

Background More and more these days, ‘access’ is the name of the game, and as visually impaired people, we find that if there is provision made for us in this respect it usually focuses on making information accessible, buildings accessible or the art product inside these buildings, like plays, films or exhibitions accessible through audio […]

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Lynn Manning on stage

Weights

2005

The Premiere UK tour of blind African American playwright, poet, actor and athlete, Lynn Manning in his one man autobiographical show.

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A German officer snarls

Resistance

2005

Extant’s ground breaking innovative physical theatre production based on the life of teenage blind French resistance leader Jacques Lusseyran, touring nationally and internationally.

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Flyer- a white silhouette at the edge of a stage against a red background. White zeros of different sizes represent an audience.

Zeros And Nils

2002

Extant produces the first-ever use of audio description and simultaneous language translation in their premiere of Croatia’s New Life theatre, who tour the UK in Zeros and Nils by D.I. Harms.

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