“The show is terrifically energetic with some striking imagery” Everything Theatre

“Nothing to See Here explores human individuality and imagination where all isn't exactly as it seems.”View from the Gods

"For the past 24 hours, two stories have been making the rounds in the British press. The first story: that in this age of social media and greater digital communications, a recent study has found one in 10 people do not have a close friend, with many left without vital support of friends and family. The second story:  prior to his premature death, one of the quotes attributed to actor Robin Williams has proved the most haunting: “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” KimBo Theatre Company’s take on imaginary friends and the search for what we’re missing emotionally is therefore timely, and offers something to say on emotional succour. If I had to make an observation, it is that Nothing To See Here crams a lot into its hour-long show, and as such, there are a lot of details to absorb in one sitting. All the more reason, perhaps, to see the show a couple of times!

What KimBo Theatre Company has achieved in this production is the depiction of psychological truths in an entertaining fashion. You don’t have to be mindful of this to enjoy the show, as the energetic, physical activity from the cast lends itself to an emotional response from the audience, rather than a thoughtful repose."  Michael Davis of Female Arts

 


Played at

The Arcola Theatre from the 12th-16th August 2014

The Etcetera Theatre as part of The Camden Fringe.

The Waterloo Vaults as part of The Mimetic Festival 2014


We have all had an 'Imaginary Friend'. One of the tragedies of the emergence into adulthood is the loss, the removal, from this primal source of being. Nothing To See Here will attempt to awaken aspects of the audience’s imagination that lay dormant in the minds of most adults - imagination that can be unnerving in the absence of childhood innocence.

A blend of physical and interactive dynamics meet in this project which explores the parameters of the human imagination expressed through the medium of childhood fantasy.

 'Nothing to see Here' is a tender, truthful, sincere and moving exposition of the relation between self and unconscious. Above all it is a humorous and human account of that which makes us what we are. Characters were inspired by the everyday people we have collectively encountered whilst living and working in London.  Imagination and the imaginary friend seemed a potent topic for inspiration when working in the antithetically varied and yet monotonous London landscape.  



"A piece suitable for anyone who has an imagination"

 GAVIN DENT- DIRECTOR

Gavin is a director, theatre-maker and producer. He is extremely proud to be collaborating with the creative theatre-makers at KimBo Theatre. Gavin is currently working on a number of projects including  Rising Tides (HighTide Festival) and theatre projects for Zinc Arts. Gavin has previously worked with All Terrain Theatre (Camden Fringe), Skylight Theatre, Pensive Federation (Significant Other and Collective Project) and Riff Raff Productions (London Design Festival).  Gavin enjoys creating work to be played in traditional theatre and site-specific spaces.

Gavin is founding member of the 'Directors Union.' The aim of the group is to allow directors a forum to discuss, support and promote work as well as advise. The project has over 90 members who are all active theatre-makers.  

  PENNY FAITH - WRITER

Penny started her career in the theatre, stage managing and then writing and producing for London and Edinburgh fringe.

She turned her attention to prose, gaining an MA in Creative Writing, an agent and a two book publishing deal in the process. As well as teaching creative writing at Lauderdale House, Highgate, she has returned to her first love the theatre and couldn't be more excited about it. 

 JARED ROGERS - DEVISER/PERFORMER

Jared Rogers trained at Acting at Arts Educational Schools. His recent theatre credits include: Carter in Silk at The Tristan Bates Theatre and Joseph Brown in An Innocent Man at The Space. Recent Film and Television Credits include:  Rick in The Agency by Palikuku Films and Agent Robinson in CIA Declassified by WMR Productions. Further information about Jared can be found at www.jaredrogers.co.uk

Find him on spotlight at 1012-6724-8045  

 MICHAEL SHON - DEVISER/PERFORMER

Michael studied Acting at Arts Educational Schools graduating in September 2013. He had the pleasure of meeting the rest of the KimBo crew as part of The Pensive Federation's 'Collective Project', and went on to work with Gavin and Kim again as part of Paradigm Theatre's  'A Bad Case of the Mondays' New writing showcase at the Park Theatre. He has recently played the role of The Porter in Mike Carter's ‘The Trunk’ and the title role in Butterfly Theatre Company's production of 'Macbeth' which toured Germany in late April. 

Find him on spotlight at 1410-8940-3378 

KANDY ROHMANN - PRODUCER/PERFORMER

Kandy had the pleasure of working with the inspired KimBo Theatre company on their piece Imaginings last year. She has subsequently gone on to perform at the Arts Theatre in The Lonely Soldier Monologues and at the Young Vic in the devised piece The Beauty Project. She is currently working on her first feature film.  

Kandy loves working in ensembles and devising; which is why she is thrilled to be a collaborator with KimBo Theatre Company. 
Kandy is represented by NorthOne Management

Find her on Spotlight4290-8976-7500  

RYAN WICHERT - DEVISER/PERFORMER

Ryan trained at the Drama Centre London and has since been working consistently on both screen and stage. In early January 2014 he finished shooting the lead part in the feature film “The Redeeming”. He can also be seen in the BFI short film “To Leech” that is currently being screened internationally at various festivals as well as a new SONY music video for the band Scouting For Girls. Ryan also has a passion for Shakespeare and has played parts King Lear (Cockpit Theatre) in As You Like It (The White Bear Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Courtyard Theatre).

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