Break a leg! Chichester University graduates to debut theatre performance at international arts festival

Cultural Echo

Three graduates from Chichester University’s theatre programme will tonight stage their debut production as part of the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF).

Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives, formed in 2016 by Karl Tizzard-Kleiste, Sashkia Myers and Curtis Arnold-Harmer, and can be seen at the Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames at 8.30pm.

The show follows two young men who attempt to explore, reminisce and re-appropriate their childhood memories of home in a now gentrified London. They find out that home isn’t what it used to be, and their ownership of their local culture has changed. One of them is pretty angry about it, while the other is pretty chilled.

The IYAF  has returned for its triumphant ninth year. Showcasing the best theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy, circus and spoken word from around the world, IYAF is fast becoming a mainstay on the arts festival calendar.

Ian Hornsby, a senior lecturer at the University of Chichester, said of the show: “It’s very contemporary, moving and sophisticated.”

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