1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Clubbing and congregating and listening to music of a certain BPM had just become illegal in some instances. This seemed a brutal and paranoid response to club culture. Klub wanted to explore why people were living for the weekend, why they felt the need to connect with strangers, the emergence of this club-culture/sub-culture.
Klub was originally supposed to have a short run at the Edinburgh Fringe. We devised it as a company with collaborator Spencer Hazel and, in doing so developed a style of direct address and using our own personalities as basis for characters that permeated what became the Generation Trilogy (Klub, Flesh and Zero). It was also our first collaboration with DJ Andy Cleeton and choreographer Steve Kirkham.
Interestingly, despite the success of Look Back In Anger, this honest and more personal way of making theatre became our calling card and started to make people sit up and take notice of something different coming out of Swansea.