Sun & Sea

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė

Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania

23 Jun – 10 Jul

The Albany, Deptford

Prices from £15

There are two types of tickets available:

 

Standard tickets (£15) – choose your entry slot and arrive on time, there may be a short queue while you wait to enter (but it is worth it!)

 

Premium tickets (£25) – pay a little more to skip to the front of the queue when you arrive for your time slot.

 

Being able to bring Sun & Sea to local audiences in London is really important to the Albany, LIFT and Serpentine. As charities, these premium tickets enable us to provide 20% of Sun & Sea tickets at £5, enabling more people to access and enjoy the performance.

 

Under 5’s – Children under the age of 5 can attend Sun & Sea with their parent or guardian for free, but must have an Under 5’s ticket.

Babies under 18 months do not need a ticket to attend for free with their parent or guardian.

Run time: 60 minutes.

 

Performance times: Sun & Sea is performed on a continuous loop with entrance every 30 minutes.

Weeknights from 6pm – 9pm

Weekends 2pm – 5pm

 

RP: relaxed performance

All performances are relaxed performances.

 

A transcript of the libretto will be provided in English.

 

Facilities: Accessible toilets are available.

BSL 1 July, 6pm

BSL 25 June, 2pm

BSL 25 June, 4pm

A climate opera performed on a beach that you watch from above.

A crowded beach, the burning sun, bright bathing suits and sweaty brows and legs. Tired limbs sprawling lazily across a sea of towels. The rumble of a volcano, or of an airplane, or a speedboat. The squeal of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream van in the distance. Sunbathers sing languid songs of worry, of boredom, of almost nothing. Songs of early morning flights and half-eaten sandwiches in the sand, the crinkling of plastic bags whirling in the air then floating silently, jellyfish-like below the waterline.

Stories that glide between the mundane, the sinister and the surreal. Witness from above as an afternoon at the beach reveals a mesmerising exploration of the relationship between us and our planet.

Lithuania’s national entry for the 2019 Venice Biennale with an all-female creative team – visual artist and composer Lina Lapelyte (she/her)̇, writer and poet Vaiva Grainytė (she/her) and film/theatre director Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (she/her), Sun & Sea received the festival’s top award, the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.

Curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (she/her), founder of the General Ecology project at Serpentine, the work has toured the world. Notable presentations include BAM (New York), New European Theatre Festival (Moscow), MOCA (Los Angeles), Teatro Argentina (Rome), Zurcher Theaterspektakel as well as presentations in Athens, Bentonville, Copenhagen, Hanover, Luckenwald, Malmo and Philadelphia.

Curator

Sun & Sea remains one of the greatest achievements in performance of the last 10 years: wry, seductive and cunning in ways that reveal themselves days or years later. This is a performance that makes the extinction of the species feel as agreeable as a perfect pop song, and as unforgettable, too.
— The New York Times
A haunting manifestation of our messed up relationship with our planet.
— Time Out London

CREDITS

The UK premiere of Sun & Sea is presented by LIFT, the Albany and Serpentine as part of LIFT 2022, Back to Earth and We Are Lewisham.

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council in partnership with the Albany. London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative.

Supported by the Embassy of Lithuania and in association with the Lithuanian Culture Institute.

Photography by Elon Shoenholz, Andrej Vasilenko, Richard Termine and Emmalisa Pauly.

Where

The Albany

An arts centre in the heart of Deptford that exists to inspire, develop and support creativity for the benefit of the community.

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