★★★★★ ‘Gloriously out-there cabaret-meets-gig-meets-theatre-experience.’
‘Increasingly unhinged in the best possible way… you will need to leave your inhibitions in the cloakroom.’
★★★★★ Time Out
‘Forget everything you know about what a performance ‘should’ look like, or sound like, or even feel like. Leave your preconceptions about music theatre at the door. Because you are about to enter Lady Vendredi’s futuristic, bizarre, psychedelic and sexy mystical world creatively directed by visionary Jonathan Grieve.’
A Younger Theatre
MAS Productions is an experimental theatre company founded by Jonathan Grieve and Nwando Ebizie that creates para-disciplinary work which seeks to combine the immediacy of music, the conceptualism of live art with theatre and interactive ritual forms.
With a commitment to devising experimental performance and music through a unique combination of artforms and practices, Mas Productions defies the often-quoted categorisation of presenting ‘immersive’ theatre. The company has created its own genre through conceptualising highly inviting ritualistic spaces within which audience members take an embodied, experiential and sensuous journey through to ecstatic transformations. Through developing a working process entitled ‘Secular Ecstatic Art’, dance-theatre practices rooted in exuberant urban social trends are intermixed with exacting dramatic movement techniques and ritual actions from traditional African syncretic religions.
“Infectious and joyous events… a multi-racial cast of performers and brilliant jazz musicians, with Ebizie's talented musicianship, dance and vocals leading the helm...”
Manick Govinda, Head of Artists' Advisory Services, Arts Admin