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    The Wall 2

    Can we remove the barriers that normally separate us?

    Two performers from different continents meet live – for the first time – on screen. Two further performers are on stage in Bristol, interpreting their encounter.

    The Wall is a real time, unscripted conversation between people who cannot travel due to borders, laws and other barriers.

    Each night a different encounter, never before played out, sparks a new relationship and a new adventure.

    An exploration of how intimacy and solidarity can be nurtured across thousands of miles of distance, The Wall seeks to defy the forces and the discourses that divide us.

    A co-production between Tobacco Factory Theatres and Fundación Teatro de La Abadia Madrid, funded by The British Council. Conceived and led by UK-based Spanish theatre maker Juan Ayala.


    The show has been devised collaboratively, through conversations and rehearsals, and is the result of a collision of voices and views from the whole team across several countries.


    Axenia Raulet
    Léna Laprès
    Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi
    Lindsey Garwood


    22 February: Igor Shugaleev (Belarus) & Hamza Boulaiz (Morocco)
    23 February: Mohakalled (Iraq) & Magda Henríquez (El Salvador)
    24 February: Nabil Al-Raee (Palestine) & Lucero Millán (Nicaragua)

    Director: Juan Ayala
    Direction in Madrid & Dramaturgy: Egly Larreynaga
    Producer & Dramaturgy: Miguel Oyarzun
    Audio Visual Design & Tech Development: Andreas Levisanos & Christos Atzinas
    Assistant Director & Production Manager: Holly Meechan
    Sound & Visuals: Nikki Crowley
    Lighting Design: Álvaro Guisado Garavito
    Producer: Morag Massey


    Juan is a director, dramaturg, performer and designer based between London and Madrid.

    His work deftly combines abstraction with complex narrative to create poetic, comic and politically charged work. Specialising in physical theatre, improvisation, devised works and adaptations his work responds with sensitivity and risk-taking irreverence to site, space and audience.
    Over the last 20 years he has been working with companies from London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Athens. Commissions and support has come from: Teatro Español, Matadero and Teatro de la Abadía in Madrid, MAC Birmingham, BAC, Greenwich Dance and Jerwood Space in London, Beirut Spring Festival in Líbano, Teatro Mania in Polonia and Physical Festival Chicago.

    Recent projects include dramaturgy for THE 4 SEASONS at the Greek National Opera and LANGUAGE, a community dance project for Siobhan Davies Studios in London; directing a radical adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Conde Duque in Madrid and FATHERLAND, an immersive project using Motion Capture and Virtual Reality for Limbik Theatre (UK); and his solo performance Reject All Cookies was presented at the last edition of BE festival.

    Thanks to Ibrahima Fainke & Blaise Mangitukulu for their remote collaboration, and to Mike Tweddle, Roxana Vilk and Carlota Matos for all their support. 

    The show is co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres (Bristol) & Teatro de La Abadía (Madrid), with the support of the British Council International Collaboration Grant.

    • RUNNING TIME90 mins approx.
    • TICKETSStandard £16 / Concession £12
    • VENUE


    Standard from £16 / Concession from £12 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
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    Members on sale 12:30pm on Thursday 10 November 2022
    General on sale 12:30pm on Thursday 17 November 2022

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