Telling stories with imagination.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Metta likes... people making sound

This week Metta love the noises performers make. And no, we’re not talking about the lines they deliver or the chatter in rehearsal room, but in their role in producing live sound design, and the impact of that on performance.

In its most obvious form, this can be using actor-musicians to create live music. Our production of Blood Wedding had cast members make up the wedding band, who were sometimes present in the scene and sometimes just providing music.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Metta likes... Stories

12 Dancing Princesses, V&A Museum 2010
We seem to have somewhat fallen off the blogging wagon over the festive season, so lets get back on track with the weekly 'Metta Likes...'  and this week stories. This is what we're all about (at Metta), telling stories in new ways, telling new stories, retelling old stories, telling the same stories through different media (Sexing The Cherry being a great example of that which has spawned two other shows - 12 Dancing Princesses & Points of Light and hasn't actually seen the stage-light of day...yet). Stories, stories and more stories.

Why are we so into stories?

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


This year is shaping up to be our most exciting yet - what with venturing beyond London with national tours of The Man With the Flower in His Mouth and Waiting (and hopefully Otieno too) as well as new London productions like Points of Light (in totally new genres - to us at least - of dance/circus theatre) and Sexing The Cherry, and possibly some other new shows outside of London - to be announced shortly...