March 2017

Ashes to Ashes and Holocaust Workshops

Badac


The company revisited Sandhurst School (that's about twelve years running!) with our Holocuast piece Ashes to Ashes. Had great day with a performance, post show chat and three human rights workshops.The school has kindly rebooked us for next year. Top stuff!

January 2017

The end of the tour

Badac


The company ended its tour of The Box with a visit to Norwich Arts Centre and two shows at The Draper Hall Community Centre London. Was great to visit Norwich again and had a top night and finishing at Draper Hall was lovely. Got great audience numbers at both venues which was a cool way to end the tour. Have to say a massive thatnks to all the venues who booked us and who continue to support the company and its work. Really is appreciated and look forward to revisiting you all soon with our new show The Journey. Also big thanks to Steve Forster who, as always, was a star in publicizing the show and designing all the stuff we needed for it. top top fella. And last, but certainly not least, a massive massive thank you to Chris Thompson who without which the show would not have happened. not being dramatic. it wouldn't have happened. the fella is an absolute legend. if youre looking for an actor i cannot recommend highly enough. top geezer. so that one is finished and now on to new projects. the first will be The Journey which will focus on the refugee crisis. will keep you posted!

December 2016

A visit to Colchester with The Box

Badac


The company continued the tour of its new site-specif/immersive show The Box (about Solitary Confinement) with a visit to Colchester Arts Centre. Had a great night with good audience and catching up with old friends. Also had Badac Xmas drink with all those who've worked or helped the company over the year (and previous years) had a brilliant night. thanks to all who came along

November 2016

More touring of The Box

Badac


The company continued the tour of its new site-specif/immersive show The Box (about Solitary Confinement). We began in Eastbourne at The Printers Playhouse before moving onto the wonderful West End Centre in Aldershot before finishing with workshops and performance at Loughborough University

October 2016

The start of The Box tour

Badac


The company began the tour of its new site-specif/immersive show The Box (about Solitary Confinement). We opened with two nights at The Seckford Theatre Woodbridge School where we also ran devising workshops for the 6th Form students. This was followed by visits to the Coade Hall Theatre Bryanston School and The Arlington Arts Centre Newbury. At Bryanston the company also ran a workshop and took part in a careers day for drama students. Our final gig in October was at The Lakeside Theatre at Essex University. This was a top gig where we had to rearrange the theatre to accommodate all the audience. Amazing stuff!

July 2016

Ashes to Ashes and Holocaust Workshops

Badac


The company revisited St Albans Boys School with our Holocuast piece Ashes to Ashes. Had great day with a workshop followed by performance.The school has kindly rebooked us for next year. Top stuff!

June 2016

Ashes to Ashes and Holocaust Workshops

Badac


The company revisited St Albans Boys School with our Holocuast piece Ashes to Ashes. Had great day with a workshop followed by performance.The school has kindly rebooked us for next year. Top stuff!

The company revisited St Albans Girls School for the seventeenth consecutive year with Ashes to Ashes. Ha! Brilliant! Seventeen years! Amazing! Show was cool and all the students were fantastic. The Holocaust workshop also went great. We also re-visited St Albans Boys School. Again show was great and all the boys were superb both watching the show and in the workshop. Very knowledgable on all things Holocaust related. Had brilliant days at both schools and already looking forward to next year!

April 2016

The Flood

Badac


The company performed its WW1 piece The Flood at Colchester Arts Centre. always a top place to work at or visit and had a great night. Looking forward to revisiting with our new show The Box in December

March 2016

Ashes to Ashes and Human Rights Workshops

Badac


The company revisited Sandhurst School for the eigth time with Ashes to Ashes. The show, and the four human rights workshops that accompanied it, went great. always one of the best schools we visit so thanks again to everyone for a great day

January 2016

Ashes to Ashes and Workshops

Badac


The company visited Nottingham High School for the first time with Ashes to Ashes. The show, and the devising workshop that accompanied it, went great. one of the nicest schools we've visited so hoefully is the beginning of a long relationship! many thanks to everyone involved and for booking us

The company also undertook a devising workshop at Woodbridge School Ipswich. Is the second year we have visited Woodbridge and was again a top time. The students were fantastic, and scarily talented, and the tutors were very cool. Hope to be back next year. Also visited St Albans School for Girls with a workshop that focused on human rights issues, including the current refugee crisis. As always was an absolute pleasure to visit the school. The girls were great and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Many thanks to both schools for booking us


November/December 2015

The Flood and The Box

Badac


The company completed its tour of The Flood. Steve Lambert and Marnie Baxter toured various venues during October/November/December, including Norwich Arts Centre, The West End Centre Aldershot, The Watch Tower Eastbourne, Loughborough University, Rhyl Penros School, Draper Hall London, Matthews Yard Croydon, The Draper Arms London. Many thanks to everyone who booked us. The support is really appreciated. The shows went fantastically well and the feedback was amazing. Many thanks to all audinece members who came along. Also many thanks to Arts Council England for their continued supoport of the company's work.Many thanks to Marnie Baxter as well. She did okay :.))

The company also completed its research and development project for The Box. a first draft script was completed along with a workshop to develop the ideas and a short work in progress showing. The response to the project has been great and the compnay will now move onto the next stage of the projects development before touring in 2016


October 2015

The Flood and The Box

Badac


The company began rehearsals (and did its first gigs!) for its upcoming tour of The Flood. Steve Lambert and Marnie Baxter will be touring the show to various venues during October/November/December. Please get along and see us if you can!

The company also visited Long Lartin Prison as part of its research into The Box. The visit was amazing. Just incredible. So much learnt. Unbelievable experience


September 2015

Ashes to Ashes, The Flood and The Box

Badac


The company once again returned to both Charterhouse School and Farnborough College with Ashes to Ashes. As always both were great visits and everyone made us feel very welcome.

The company also visited Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury for the first time with The Flood. The show went really well and the feedback was great. So many thanks to everyone who was involved in the day. Hope to be back next year!

The company also embarked on its new project The Box. this show will focus on the use of solirtary confinement and will tour during October/November 2016. The research and development of the project has been funded by Arts Council England and will include the collating of information from both survivors of solitary and those who are experts in the field. is a very exciting project


June 2015

Ashes to Ashes, The Flood and some workshops

Badac


The company once again returned to St Albans School for Girls (15 years and counting) with Ashes to Ashes. As always it was a great day and everyone made us feel very welcome. Hope fully can make it 16 years next year!

The company also returned to Farnborough College although with The Flood this time (be back later in the year with Ashes). The show and the devising workshops went really well and the feedback was great. So many thanks to everyone who was involved in the day. Another devising workshop was undertaken at Charterhouse School and again the students were brilliant. had great fun. Will be returning later in the year with Ashes to Ashes so really looking forward to seeing everyone again.


If you'd be interested in booking any of the company's shows or workshops then please contact Steve Lambert at:


via e-mail at:

badac@mac.com


or via facebook at:

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook


May 2015

Ashes to Ashes and a Caravan training day

Badac


The company would like to say thank you to everyone at St Albans School for Boys for booking Ashes to Ashes and the company's Holocaust workshop. It was our first visit to the school and all the company members had a great time. The students were brilliant during both the show and the workshop and hopefully we can revisit in the near future.

The company also took part in a Caravan training day at Shoreditch Town Hall. The day focused on international touring and was organised by Julia Clague from Farnham Maltings and run by Gary Hills. Was a great day with loads learned and I would definitely recommend it if you have ambitions to tour internationally. Already looking into the advice given so fingers crossed for future trips abroad!


If you'd be interested in booking any of the company's shows or workshops then please contact Steve Lambert at:


via e-mail at:

badac@mac.com


or via facebook at:

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook


March 2015

The Flood - March 2015 London Run. Milton Abbey School and a couple of workshops

Badac


The company would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who came to see The Flood at Draper Hall during March. The turnout was wonderful as was the feedback we received. So many thanks and hope to see you all again for future shows.

The company would also like to say thanks to Al Duncan and everyone at Milton Abbey School for booking The Flood on Monday 16th March. Hope you enjoyed the show and cheers for making us so welcome. Also hope the students enjoyed the workshops.

During March the company aslo ran two workshops, one on domestic violence at St Albans School for Girls and one on Romeo and Juliet at Eastbourne College. The students who took part in both were excellant and the company hope to return to both schools next year.


If you'd be interested in booking any of the company's workshops then please contact Steve Lambert at:


via e-mail at:

badac@mac.com


or via facebook at:

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook


February 2015

The Flood - March 2015 London Run

Badac


Badac's most recent show, The Flood, which opened at the Edinburgh Festival 2014 comes to London for nine performances during March.

Set in WW1 it follows the passionate relationship between a frontline soldier and a nurse, and highlights, through correspondence and snatched private moments, the brutality of their existence, the banality of war and the immediacy of death.

A site specific piece The Flood will open at The Drapers Tenants Hall SE1 6TL, a new and developing venue that is very centrally located opposite Elephant and Castle tube station, on Thursday 5th March and will be on every Thursday, Friday, Saturday till Saturday 21st March (That is 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th and 21st March). Performances will begin at 7.30pm. To buy tickets and for venue directions please follow the link below:

The Flood - Tickets


For any further enquiries concerning the booking of the show or for information on the production please contact Steve Lambert at:


via e-mail at:

badac@mac.com


or via facebook at:

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook


December 2014

The Flood - 2015 Autumn Tour

Badac


Badac are now taking bookings for a 2015 autumn tour our new show The Flood, which premiered to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival during August 2014. The tour will take place between September and November 2015. For enquiries concerning the booking of the show or for information on the production please contact Steve Lambert at:


via e-mail at:

badac@mac.com


or via facebook at:

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook


August 2014

The Flood - Summerhall Edinburgh Fest 2014

Badac


Badac's new show The Flood premiered at the Edinburgh Festival during August and was a great success. The reviews for the show were very positive and the audience feedback over the course of the month was amazing. The company would like to pass on its thanks to the following people without who the project could not have been completed.

Susanne Gschwendtner - Susanne played the Nurse in The Flood and her energy, committment and passion for the project was amazing. She contributed to all aspects of the project both before and during the festival and proved to be an invaluable member of the company. She also, quite rightly, received fantastic reviews and feedback for her performance in the piece and will hopefully be available for future tours. To view her other work and to contact her please visit her website at:

Susanne Gschwendtner



Steve Forster - Steve again proved to be a total star both before and during the festival. His help with the design and printing of all publicity material was amazing and his ability, as a press officer, to get the press to come and see the show was, once again, incredible. We would without a moments hesitation recommend Steve for any project you have in mind. He is top class. The end

If you are interested in hiring Steve he can be contacted via e-mail at:

sfp communications ltd


Or via phone on either:

Office - 01603 661459

Mobile - 07939 221192



The company would also like to thank Summerhall. Again, as last year, we had a great experience at the venue. All the staff were wonderful, the atmosphere in the courtyard was lovely and they still sell 'Hacker' beer. So a superb time was had by all.

Unfortunately the Arts Council scheme the company went to the festival with, East to Edinburgh, has now been retired and is no more. This is a massive shame as it was a great scheme for company's like Badac and will be sorely missed. With that in mind we would like to send a huge thank you to all involved in the scheme, especially, Captain Anthony Roberts from Colchester Arts Centre who, as Our Glorious Leader, has overseen not just this festival but a few previous ones as well and has been an inspiration evry time. Many thanks for all your hard work Captain.

Finally, a massive thanks to all the audience members who came to see us, including those who fainted, and who spread the word about the play. Your support is massively appreciated and we hope to see you all at our future work. Many thanks

The company is in the process of arranging a tour of The Flood so we will keep the website and our facebook page updated with tour dates and venues.


June 2014

The Flood - Summerhall Edinburgh Fest 2014

Badac


Tickets have now gone on sale for the company's new show 'The Flood' which will be performed at Summerhall (Venue 26) during the Edinburgh Festival. There will be 2 shows a day at 18.30 and 20.30 from Friday 1st August till Sunday 24th August (No Performances on Monday 11th August). Each performance will last approx 55mins

To book tickets please visit:

Summerhall - The Flood


Or book via phone on:

0131 560 1581


For all Press Enquiries please contact Steve Forster via e-mail at:

sfp communications ltd


Or via phone on either:

Office - 01603 661459

Mobile - 07939 221192

January 2014

The Flood - Summerhall Ed Fest 2014. Ashes to Ashes - Walton on Thames - Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre

Badac


The company are over the moon to be able to annouce that its new piece 'The Flood' will be at the Summerhall venue during the Ed Fest 2014. After the great success of 'Anna' at Summerhall during last years festival it is brilliant to be going back in August 2014 with a new project. Being a site-specific piece 'The Flood will be performed in an underground cellar at the venue. The comapny will update times, dates and ticket details in the coming months. Many thanks to the guys/girls at Summerhall for their support with the project. Can't wait for August!


We can also announce 3 new dates for our Holocaust piece 'Ashes to Ashes'. The show will be on at The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames on the following nights:

28th February 2014
29th February 2014
1st March 2014

To book tickets please visit

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre



December 2013

The Flood - East to Edinburgh. Anna - Colchester. Aldershot. Luton

Badac


The company are really pleased to announce that their new production 'The Flood' has been accepted onto the Arts Council Englands 'East to Edinburgh' scheme for 2014. This means that if we can find a venue we will be back at the Edinbught Festival during August of 2014. 'The Flood' is a site-specific piece that focuses on the First World War. It is a love story and is being produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war in 1914. Further details to follow.


The company is also pleased to announce four dates for its piece 'Anna':


5th February - Colchester Arts Centre. To book tickets please visit:

Colchester Arts Centre



19th February - West End Centre Aldershot. To book tickets please visit:

West End Centre



24th/25th April - Hat Factory Luton. To book tickets please visit:

The Hat Factory




October 2013

Anna - London

Badac


On October 8th the company did a one off performance of its show 'Anna' at Cafe 22-24 in Farringdon London. The performance was a joint collaboration with RAW in WAR and was staged to commemorate the assasination of Anna on October 7th 2006. It was a great evening with a fantastic audience and a great Q and A with the actors after the show. Many thanks to the volunteers from RAW who helped out during the evening.

September 2013

Anna Politkovskaya Awards, Ashes to Ashes and a visit from Italy

Badac


The company is pleased to announce that it will be performing a 10 minute segment from its play 'Anna' at the RAW in WAR 'Anna Politkovskaya' Awards ceremony on Friday 4th October. The ceremony will take place at the Purcell Rooms on the South Bank in London. For information on booking tickets please go to:

Anna - Politkovskaya Awards


The company are really excited about being part of this incredible evening. This is an amazing charity and the award is really important so please support it by buying tickets.

During September the company has already hosted Micaela Casalboni, a director with The ITC Teatro Company from Bologna Italy, who undertook a workshop with actors from the company that focused on the plight of refugees in both Italy and the UK. The visit and workshop were linked to workshops undertaken in Italy earlier in the year by Steve Lambert as part of a project funded by the ALF Foundation.

The company will also be performing Ashes to Ashes at the Uppingham Theatre. The evening will include the performance and a post show discussion.

August 2013

Edinburgh 2013 - Anna

Badac


Well that was Edinburgh. The company's play 'Anna' was a massive success that divided critics but played to full or nearly full houses for the entire run. Many thanks to all those who came to see it and especially to those who recommended it to others. the support was both amazing and appreciated. The company are already arranging tour dates for 2014 and if you are interested in booking the show please feel free to contact Steve at:


badac@mac.com



The company would like also to say thanks to East to Edinburgh who were great and to all the artists involved in the project, including the following:

Steve Forster
Marnie Baxter
Joe Gooch
Saskia Schuck
Nathan Thompson
Mary Hillier
Gary Faulkner
Christa Holka

Everyone worked incredibly hard and the results were amazing. so many thanks.

June 2013

Edinburgh 2013 - Anna

Badac


During June Badac performed 'Ashes to Ashes' at both Highgate School and St Albans School. Both performances were accompanied by workshops and post-show discussions. The comapny would like to thank both schools for great days and for their continued support.

The company also continued its rehearsal and development of 'Anna' for its upcoming run at the Edinburgh Festival.

MAY 2013

Ashes to Ashs and Edinburgh 2013 - Anna

Badac


Badac's new show 'Anna' has now gone live for Edinburgh 2013! Summerhall's programme is out and all the information for the show, including dates, times and how to book tickets can be seen at the link below so please get booking:

Anna - Summerhall


And remember that all up to date info on the production, plus news of our other work, can be followed by viewing Badac blog, f/book and twitter pages


Badac Blog

Badac Theatre Company - Blog



Badac on Facebook

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook



Badac on Twitter

@badactheatre

Hope to see you at the Festival 2013!!!!!





APRIL 2013

Edinburgh 2013 - Anna

Badac - Blog


Badac have now opened a new blog page where all up to date information about our work, including current shows, progress in the development of our new piece 'Anna' and our experiences at the Edinburgh Festival 2013 will be posted. The site will also be used to highlight human rights issues, collected from partner and similar organisations, that the company feel should be shared. You can view the Badac Blog at:

Badac Theatre Company - Blog



Badac on Facebook

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook



Badac on Twitter

@badactheatre


During April Badac continued their Holocaust awareness work within the UK. They performed the play Ashes to Ashes at Rodean School in Brighton. The performance was acccompanied by a post show discussion that focused on the link between the Holocaust and contemporary human rights issues, along with in depth explanations on the history and mechanics of the Auschwitz/Birkenau death camp. The performance and discussion were attended by over 200 students and teachers.

The company would like to thank Rodean School for their continued support of Badac's human rights work.


MARCH 2013

Edinburgh 2013 - Anna

Badac


Badac is pleased to announce that its new piece 'Anna', that focuses on the life, work and murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, will premier at the Summerhall Arts Centre during the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. The piece is site-specific and will be performed in and around a lift within the venue. The company are very much looking forward to working with all those at Summerhall and hope that everyone involved has a great festival.

During the festival Summerhall is Fringe Venue 26 and its Box Office Number is:

0845 874 3001

For further enquiries please visit the venue website at:

Summerhall



Badac have also now opened a Facebook page where all up to date information about our work, including progress towards the Edinburgh Festival, will be posted. You can view all the information and friend the company at:

Badac Theatre Company - Facebook



The company can also be followed on twitter by searching:

@badactheatre


During March Badac continued their Holocaust awareness work within the UK. They performed the play Ashes to Ashes at Sandhurst School in Berkshire. The performance was acccompanied by a post show discussion and four workshops that focused on the link between the Holocaust and contemporary human rights issues, along with in depth explanations on the history and mechanics of the Auschwitz/Birkenau death camp. The performance and workshops were attended by over 200 students and teachers.

The company would like to thank Sandhurst School for their continued support of Badac's human rights work.

FEBRUARY 2013

Badac in Italy

Badac



During February Badac took part in the Anna Lindh Foundation funded refugee project in Bologna, Italy. Working with groups from the ITC Teatro the company undertook a series of workshops, with both refugees and young Italian actors, that focused on an explanation of Badac's approach to the creation of new pieces of theatre. Included were how the company chooses its subject matter, how that subject matter is developed into a theatre piece and the importance of the audience within this process. The workshops were a great success and the company would like to state what a privilige it was to work with the actors involved and to thank them for all their hard work. An exchange visit and workshops, involving Micaela Casalboni from the ITC Teatro, will take place in London during September 2013.

Photos from workshops



DECEMBER 2012

Arts Council East 2 Edinburgh and Anna

Badac



Badac is pleased to announce that its new play 'Anna" has been accepted onto the Arts Council Eastern Region's 'East 2 Edinburgh' scheme for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. We would like to thank the Arts Council and Anthony Roberts from Colchester Arts Centre for accepting us onto the scheme and we look forward to working with them both in the lead up to next years festival. We are also looking forward to meeting and working with the other company's on the scheme.

We will place links to all relevent websites asap

Now. To get that play ready??

OCTOBER 2012

Anna, Ashes and a new project

Badac



During October Badac continued its rehearsal and development of 'Anna' its new show. It also continued its Holocaust work with a performance of 'Ashes to Ashes' at Farnborough College, Farnborough, Hampshire. Thanks to everyone at the college for another great day.

The company also continued to develop ideas for a new project that, if all goes to plan, would involve Badac, ITC Teatro from Bologna, Nuevo Teatro Fronterizo from Madrid and The Cultural Centre in Calarasi, Romania. Updates to follow...

SEPTEMBER 2012

Anna

Badac



From September 2012 Badac began the development and rehearsal of their new work 'Anna'. The piece will aim to highlight the dangers faced by journalists around the world in their reporting of human rights abuses. It will do this by focusing on the work of Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist, who was murdered in October 2006, and who had gained international renown for her highlighting of the plight of both civilians and soldiers in the two Chechen/Russian wars. The play will be written and directed by Steve Lambert and will aim to premier at the Edinburgh Festival 2013.

JUNE 2012

Anna Lindh Foundation

Badac - ITC - Al Harah



During June Badac also discovered that its proposed 2013 collaboration with ITC Teatro from Bologna Italy and Al Harah Theatre from Beit Jala Palestine had received funding from the Anna Lindh Foundation.

For the project Badac will work with political refugees within the UK, focusing on their lives in the country of their birth, their journey to the UK and their experiences since arriving here. The information gained from this work will then be used as the basis of workshops that will be undertaken in the partner countries, workshops that will include artists, students and refugees. Each group involved within the project will undertake the same process within their country. The aim is to share information on both what is similar and unique to the experiences of political refugees across the globe. These experiences will then be used as the foundation for a further collaboration within which the information gathered can be used to create a new piece of theatre that portrays the lives of political refugees.

The company is extremely pleased to be working on the project and cannot wait to get started!

JUNE 2012

ASHES TO ASHES

Badac



During June Badac continued their Holocaust awareness work within the UK. They performed the play Ashes to Ashes at Sandhurst School in Berkshire and at the St Albans School for Girls in Hertfordshire. Both performances where acccompanied by workshops that focused on the link between the Holocaust and contemporary human rights issues along with in depth explanations on the history and mechanics of the Auschwitz/Birkenau death camp. The performances and workshops were attended by over 300 students and teachers.

The company would like to thank both schools for their continued support of Badac's human rights work.

SEPTEMBER 2011

ASHES TO ASHES

Badac



During September Badac continued their Holocaust awareness work within the UK. They performed the play Ashes to Ashes at Bryanston School in Dorset and at Farnborough College in Hampshire. Both performances where acccompanied by post show discussions that focused on the link between the Holocaust and contemporary human rights issues along with in depth explanations on the history and mechanics of the Auschwitz/Birkenau death camp. The discussions included, for the benefit of the drama students at each institution, a Q+A with the company members cocncerning the devising and rehearsal process undertaken by the company in its developing of work and ideas. The performances, workshops and post show discussions were attended by over 300 students and teachers at both institutions

The company would like to thank both institutions for their continued support of Badac's human rights work.

JUNE/JULY 2011

ASHES TO ASHES

Badac



During June and July Badac also continued their Holocaust awareness work within the UK. They performed the play Ashes to Ashes at Sandhurst School in Berkshire and at the St Albans School for Girls in Hertfordshire. Both performances where acccompanied by workshops that focused on the link between the Holocaust and contemporary human rights issues along with in depth explanations on the history and mechanics of the Auschwitz/Birkenau death camp. The performances and workshops were attended by over 300 students and teachers.

The company would like to thank both schools for their continued support of Badac's human rights work.

JUNE/JULY 2011

AL NAKBA

Badac - Al Harah



During June and July Badac were in the West Bank Palestine working with the Al Harah Theatre Company on a new production, Al Nakba. The company's developed, devised and rehearsed the play at Al Harah's home in Beit Jala before its premier at The Cultural Centre in Bethlehem.

The piece, which was performed by actors from both company's and delivered in Arabic, focused on the plight faced by a Palestinian family who were enduring the bombing of Gaza city that began on December 27th 2008. It highlighted the effects the bombing had upon Palestinian children caught up in the conflict, exploring the physical, emotional and psychological traumas inflicted upon them, along with the struggle of a parent trying desperatly to protect those children. It was staged 'in the round' with the audience placed within the same 'bunker' that the family are trying to survive in and, from the feedback gathered both in Palestine and the UK, created an intense and moving experience for all audience members.

Having premiered in Beit Jala the company's came to the UK to perform the piece at The Junction Theatre in Cambridge and St Luke's Church in London. The piece continued to be performed in Arabic and attracted audiences that included students, regular theatre goers and, importantly, from the Arabic communities in both Cambridge and London.

The company would like to take this opportunity to thank both Arts Council England (and especially the staff at ACE) and The Junction Theatre in Cambridge for their support, both finacially and practically, in the developing and carrying out of this project.

Badac would hope to return to the development of Al Nakba in 2012/13 and to undertake a far more extensive tour of the piece.

The links:

The Junction Theatre


Arts Council England


Arts Council East


MAY 2011

CROSSING PATHS

Badac - ITC - Taastrup


During May Badac, ITC Teatro and Taastrup Theatre completed the final stage of their Crossing Paths project. This stage, which took place in Bologna, included the premiers of the work created by each group during the project. Badac's contribution 'Little Girl Lost' focused on the plight faced by a young homeless girl. It followed her journey from suffering abuse at the hands of her father, running away, being befriended on the streets, her introduction to drugs, her subsequent addiction and her descent into the brutal and dangerous world of prostitution. The piece, which used only limited language and was performed within the extremely claustrophobic surroundings of an old bus, aimed to give a story and face to the many young men and women who can be seen on the streets of all three countires that participated within the project. The piece was very successful and received positive audience feedback across all age groups and nationality's, with its intensity and presentation being especially commented on. There was also special praise for the work of the cast, Rosie Vize, Amy Higgins, Nathan Adebadze, Laurence Davidson, Joe Gooch and Gary Faulkner for the incredible effort they undertook in the creation and performance of the piece.

Badac would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants within the project. The company has learnt an incredible amount, both artistically and practically, from working on the project and has enjoyed every minute of the collaboration. The work produced in the final showings of the ITC and Taastrup work highlights the talent that both organisations possess and also demonstrates the dedication both company's bring to their work.

Many thanks!

The links:

Crossing Paths Webpage


ITC Teatro di San Lazzaro di Savena


Taastrup Teater


MARCH 2011

CROSSING PATHS

Badac - ITC - Taastrup


During March Badac, ITC Teatro and Taastrup Theatre completed the second artistic collaboration of the Crossing Paths Project. Artists from Badac and The ITC Teatro Bologna visited Copenhagen for one week to run workshops with the young actors who will be involved in the creation of Taastrup's piece of theatre for the festival in May. The group of young actors was made up of Danish children from various ethnic bckgrounds, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Turkey, who participated in workshops run by both ITC and Badac aimed at giving the young people an insight into the work being undertaken by both company's as they develop their specific ideas in relation to the objectives of the project. The week was a great success for all involved and moved the project forward on all levels. Many thanks to our fantastic hosts in beautiful Copenhagen.

The company's will now focus all their energies on producing their individual pieces of theatre for the festival in Bologna in May where all three peices will be premiered.

The company will continue to update news on the project as it progresses. Please follow the links below to both view the work of our partners and also to follow the progress of the project as it develops. The links:

Crossing Paths Webpage


ITC Teatro di San Lazzaro di Savena


Taastrup Teater


JANUARY 2011

CROSSING PATHS

Badac - ITC - Taastrup


During Janaury Badac, ITC Teatro and Taastrup Theatre completed the first artistic collaboration of the Crossing Paths Project. Artists from The ITC Teatro Bologna and Taastrup Teater Copenhagen visited London for one week to run workshops with actors from Badac Theatre Company. One workshop was run by Mogens Holm from Taastrup and one by Micaela Casalboni from ITC. Both workshops were held at The Pleasance Theatre London and proved to invaluable in exchanging artistic ideas. The week was a great success for all involved and moved the project forward on all levels. The next stage of the project is a visit, by Badac and ITC, to Copenhagen in March 2011. The company will continue to update news on the project as it progresses. Please follow the links below to both view the work of our partners and also to follow the progress of the project as it develops. The links:

Crossing Paths Webpage


ITC Teatro di San Lazzaro di Savena


Taastrup Teater


MAY 2010

CROSSING PATHS

Badac - ITC - Taastrup


The company are pleased to announce their participation in a new european project 'Crossing Paths'. The project, which lasts 18 months and is funded by the European Union, aims to highlight social injustice and multicultural issues through the creation of new theatre, and will involve young people up to the age of eighteen. Three company's will participate within the project, Badac, The ITC Teatro from Bologna Italy and Taastrup Teater from Copenhagen Denmark. Each company will create its own piece of work with a group of young actors that will be shown at a theatre festival, in Bologna, during May 2011. Directors and actors from each company will also work with the young actors from each of the other countries involved during the build up to the festival. The company will update news on the project as it progresses. Please follow the links below to view the work of our partners in the project. The links:

ITC Teatro di San Lazzaro di Savena


Taastrup Teater


FEBRUARY 2010

THE CRY

Escalator East to Edinburgh 2010


Following the success of last years production of The Devoured Badac is pleased to announce that they will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival in August 2010 with their new show The Cry. The show will be a site specific examination detailing the true story of the brutal torture and imprisonment of poet Ghazi Hussein, and the various governments who attempted to crush both his spirit and his artistic freedom. An intense, moving and violent retelling of human suffering, created around the poems written by Ghazi whilst in prison, and in defiance of the very torture that was designed to stifle them. The company hopes that the piece will highlight the persecution suffered by artists across the world. The show will be performed in an underground car park at The Pleasance Dome (Venue 23) during the festival. The dates and times for performances are as follows. The links:

The Pleasance Theatre


JANUARY 2010

THE CRY

Escalator East to Edinburgh 2010


Badac is pleased to announce that the company are to be part of, for the third year running, the Arts Councils 'Escalator East to Edinburgh' scheme at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the running of the scheme and especially the guys at The Junction Theatre in Cambridge (again!) for all their help and advice during the past year. The links:

The Junction


SEPTEMBER 2009


AL NAKBA

PALESTINIAN PROJECT


During September Badac returned to Jerusalem to work with The Palestinian National Theatre. They spent one week workshopping ideas for their new project 'Al Nakba'. The company would like to thank the Palestinian actors Reem Talhami, Atta Naser and Firas Farrah for all their hard work during the week and also to Jamal Ghosheh for helping to organise the workshop. During the week the actors worked with Steve Lambert and Ghazi Hussein and through that work began the development of a script based around the problems faced by Palestinian people on a daily basis. The project will focus specifically on the emotional and psychological struggles faced by a Palestinian woman as she strives to protect her family from the conflict afflicting their everyday lives.

The project is ongoing and will be further developed during 2010. Badac would once again like to thank everyone at The Palestinian National Theatre for their work on the project and also to Arts Council England Eastern Region for their support during the research and development of the project.

LINKS


Palestinian National Theatre


Arts Council England


THE DEVOURED ED FEST 2009


Badac's new piece The Devoured opened at this years Edinburgh Festival. In true Badac style the piece received some stunning and some not so stunning reviews from both the press and audience members alike. However, overall the response was incredible with actors, directors, promoters, producers, reviewers and members of the public making a point of either staying after the performances, e-mailing or approaching company members to express their feelings about the piece. These responses where much appreciated by the company and play an integral part in the future development of our work.

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK FOR REVIEWS


The Devoured reviews


The company would like to thank the following for their support during the festival:

The Junction Theatre

The Pleasance Theatre

Steve Forster (Press and drinking partner)

Arts Council England Easter Region
Escalator East 2 Edinburgh

LINKS


The Junction Cambridge

The Pleasance Theatre

Steve Forster

Escalator East to Edinburgh



JUNE 2009

THE DEVOURED

Following the success of last years production of The Factory Badac is pleased to announce that they will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival in August 2009 with their new show The Devoured.

The piece is a physically intense one-man show that, as with all of Badac's previous work, is created with the intention of exploring what human rights abuses are, what they actually mean to the individual. The show focuses on an anonymous man, who, at the moment of his liberation tells the story of his family's humiliation, degradation and ultimate destruction at the hands of the Nazi's.

The show will be performed at The Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) during the festival. The dates and times for performances are as follows.

The Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

Over The Road 3

August 5th - August 31st (not 17th or 24th)

Daily at 13.45 (1 hour)

The company are extremely pleased to be part of, for the second year running, the Arts Councils 'Escalator East to Edinburgh' scheme and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the running of the scheme. Especially the guys at The Junction Theatre in Cambridge for all their help and advice during the last year.

Badac would also like to thank The Nightingale Theatre in Brighton and Y Touring Theatre Company for their help with the producing and rehearsal of The Devoured.

Please follow the links below to visit some of our partners on this project. The Escalator East to Edinburgh website will give information all the company's taking part in this years scheme.

LINKS
Escalator East to Edinburgh


The Junction Cambridge


The Nightingale Theatre


The Pleasance Theatre


MAY 2009

AL NAKBA
PALESTINIAN PROJECT.
In May 2009 Steve Lambert and the Palestinian poet/writer Ghazi Hussein spent 10 days in Israel and Palestine as part of the research stage of Badac's new project 'Al Nakba'. The trip was designed to make artistic contacts within Palestine and also to discuss initial thoughts and ideas for a new piece of theatre, to be created in the future by both Badac and a Palestinian theatre company/group, which will focus on the daily life and struggles of the Palestinian people. The trip was extremely successful, and deeply moving, with the company making various contacts and learning an incredible amount about both the daily lives of ordinary Palestinian people and also the difficulties faced by arts organisations within Palestine.

Steve Lambert and Ghazi Hussein would like to especially thank Jamal Ghosheh of The Palestinian National Theatre for his amazing help in introducing us to artists and theatre company's within Palestine and for also guiding us around during our stay.

The project is ongoing and both Steve Lambert and Ghazi Hussein will be returning to Israel and Palestine later in the year. During the next visit Steve and Ghazi will attempt to develop their ideas in workshops with Palestinian actors.

Details of the next visit and the progress of the project will be listed on this website as the project develops.


SEPTEMBER 2008

THE FACTORY

New Badac show The Factory at The Pleasance Courtyard Undergrand sells out during its run at the Edinburgh Festival 2008.

The company's site specific piece "The Factory" which focused on the last hour of a Jewish transports existance within the Gas Chambers at Auschwitz/Birkenau has completed a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

REVIEWS FOR THE PIECE INCLUDED:

THE SCOTSMAN ****
THE SUDAY HERALD****
THE LIST****
THREE WEEKS****
THE METRO****
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE*****

QUOTES INCLUDED:

"Visceral and brave work" - Sunday Herald

"An unforgettable 50 minutes" - The Scotsman

"An important play to experience" - Three Weeks

"An intensity rarely achieved in theatre" - The List

"Everyone should experience it" - British Theatre Guide

"An almost unbearable spectacle of horror, like 10,000 hammers crashing into your stomach."

The Metro

PICK OF THE DAY

THE GUARDIAN
THE METRO


MUST SEE SHOW

THE STAGE

TOTAL THEATRE AWARD NOMINATION
(we lost out to "Once and For All We're Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen" which although we didn't see everyone who did says it was top so many congratulations to them.)

The company would like to thank all the audience members who came and experienced the piece during the festival. Your support was much appreciated by all the artists involved in the project. That does include those audience members who didn't like the show as well as those who did. We do hope you will all visit our future work.

The artistic contacts made during the festival were one of the many highlights for the company. We are constantly looking to form new artistic partnerships and the success of The Factory during the Festival has allowed that process to develop on an unprecedented level. We are already in discussions with venues across the UK concerning both new projects and the performing of our previous work during the whole of 2009

We will of course keep you updated on all future projects and performances via this website.

The company would also like to take this opportunity to thanks all the staff at The Pleasance for their help and support during the festival. Special thanks goes to Damo and the boys in the Undergrand - "cheers lads you were wicked!" and also to Anthony Alderson for all the effort he put into getting the venue in the first place and also for his support during the festival. Cheers dude!

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ASHES TO ASHES

Recently completed national tour of Theatre's, Arts Centre's and schools.

If you are interested in booking Ashes to Ashes or require further information on the show please contact Steve Lambert at:

badac@mac.com

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During Badac's visit to the
Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2005 with "CAGE", a piece that focused on domestic violence, the company were nominated for, and received, the following awards and press reviews.

Nominated - The Stage Award for Best Ensemble
Winner - The Stage Award for Best Actress

British Theatre Guide
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The Stage
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Three Weeks * * * *
The List * * * *