b file at la mama

Another afternoon chat with Bonnie, this time while slurping orange juice and eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches on fresh, soft vienna bread. So while hell and other nasty pieces of my repertoire are going to be screened sometime soon in Berlin, Bonnie was rather enthusiastic about B File, fresh from the Adelaide Fringe and on at La Mama this and next week. And it’s in an airport! My favourite place.

Paulo Castro and Jo Stone are responsible, who are off to Dance North soon, and who have been hanging out with the usual contemporary dance and theatre enfants terrible in Europe. I won’t get to see it until next week though, but you can see it now.

La Mama presents


@ the Carlton Courthouse
– 349 Drummond St. Carlton
Tue April 3 – Sat April 14
Wed/Sun @ 6.30pm
Thu/Fri/Sat @ 8pm
Tickets: $20 full / $10 conc. Phone: 03 9347 6142

Directed by Portuguese director Paulo Castro, B-FILE is loosely based on a text by English writer Deborah Levy.
Co-written and interpreted by Jo Stone, Paolo dos Santos, Karen Lawrence, Paulo Castro, Silvia Pinto Coehlo and Madeline Lawrence.
B-File has toured Germany, Portugal and Spain and Adelaide since 2004. (nominated recently for an Adelaide Fringe Award 07)

The action is unveiled in a claustrophobic room somewhere in an airport.
A group of passengers are sub-merged into a rigorous, absurd and violent interrogation with the police force.
The police begin to abuse their authority as people arrive from different countries.
Marked with menacing questions and satire, the game becomes more dangerous as the narrative structure unfolds.
The B-file undresses the theme of power and collective paranoia over seccurity which since Sept 11th has increased in dimension and is now a big theme in contemporary society.
It is grand reflection on the abuse of control.

— b file – la mama