Made in China: Super Duper Close Up

Date:Thu 05 Mar
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2
Price:Pay What You Feel tickets from £2.50

We’re all starring in the movie of our life. Day by day, selfie after selfie, post after post. Papering over the cracks of whatever darkness lies beneath. It’s exhausting. You deserve a break. 

So settle back in your seat. Bask in the glow of the big screen. See the heroine smile out at you, all dewy-eyed, as the camera zooms in. And in. And in. Get set for a rollercoaster ride through the anxieties of an unsettlingly ordinary woman’s existence. 

Super Duper Close Up tells the story of a 21st century woman’s journey through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché and via an infinite stream of frozen pouts and desperate smiles.  

An explosion of live film-making, hypnotic movement and looping memoir fiction, it asks: what’s a girl to do? How is everything so perfect yet coming apart at the seams? And whose damned fault is it?  Drenched in the fake light of a thousand insta-filters, Super Duper Close Up flutters its eyelids at you and howls its furious questions at the moon. And of course, at you.  

Are you ready for your close-up?

 

 

"Razor sharp innovators Made In China make an eagerly anticipated return following the “breathtakingly subversive” ★★★★ Double Double Act (Time Out)

 

“murderously entertaining”★★★★ Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me (The Guardian)

 

“marvellously unusual” ★★★★ Gym Party (The Times)

Age: 15+

Duration: 80 mins

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

 

Commissioned by Cambridge Junction, The Yard, and Theatre in the Mill. Supported by Arts Council England. With thanks to Theatre Deli. 

Conceived, written and performed by Jess Latowicki 

Dramaturg: Tim Cowbury  

Camera Operator & Performer: Valentina Formenti 

Music & Sound Design: Tom Parkinson 

Design: Emma Bailey 

Design Assistant: Lauren Dix 

Video Design: Mikaela Liakata 

Lighting Design: Alex Fernandes 

Choreographer: Irene Cioni 

Producer: Beckie Darlington 

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