Born Again @ Tron Theatre, 2-5 Mar
Flatrate get that old time religion
Flatrate are nothing if not inclusive. Not only does their monthly night at The 13th Note invite everyone from poets and musicians to burlesque dancers and politicians. "Everyone who turns up is part of the Flatrate Nation," says Rob Jones. As one of the shadowy cabal behind the company's multi-media assault, and director of their latest play, The Belief Project, Jones has been involved in the company's radio show, performances and also hosts their open night.
In line with Flatrate's ecelectic devising approach, this show includes the presence of a musician, further informing their creative process. "Dol Eoin is an incredible presence as a performer," acknowledges Jones. "The music he makes responds to writer Steve Redman's ideas and Steve has then been responding to the music."
Yet the play refuses to draw a definite conclusion about the nature of faith. "Belief is definitely a double edged sword in the play," he explains. "To use a cliche, it's dangerous to hang on to your beliefs when the things around you are what needs seeing to. But at the same time, that belief makes us human.It becomes quite circular and I don't know if I have reached a conclusion about it!"
Tron Theatre, 2-5 Mar, 8pm, £9(£7)http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34351296702&ref=ts