Strange Matters... (2015)
The wheels are in motion for Dave House's most ambitious project to date
Hyde and Seek
by Ben Oldfield
a spine-chilling ghost story
by George Bradley and Michael Tonkin-Jones
a surreal, unpredictable comedy
STRANGE MATTERS... is an original comedy created by Dave's House Theatre Company itself. The show first toured in its original form around a handful of venues in 2010 where it produced much hilarity with its self-aware, surreal humour, innovation and sheer unpredictability.
On its surface Strange Matters… is a play within a play - a murder mystery which goes horrifically wrong when the lead actor fails to turn up. However, things take a turn for the unexpected when the technician (motives: unclear at best) hijacks the show and holds the actors to ‘artistic ransom’.
At its heart Strange Matters… is about the difficulties of self-expression, fighting against the face of adversity and messing around with the conventions of performance. The sheer unpredictability of the piece questions what people expect out of theatre itself and subverts audience expectations.
It’s a clever (although sometimes outright silly), thought provoking comedy which is constantly entertaining and probably not quite like anything you’ve seen on stage before.