Theatre Preview: 100% London @ Hackney Empire

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Theatre Preview: 100% London @ Hackney Empire

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hackney Empire.

Photo by Sandra Then
Photo by Sandra Then
Photo by Sandra Then
Photo by Sandra Then
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In a world bombarded with "lies, damned lies and statistics" 100% London aspires to tell the truth of modern London life in a way graphs or pie-charts never can.

Spreading throughout London over three months, the show began with the casting of one member who had to recruit another in 24 hours, who then recruited another and so on – to fit 100 statistical profiles derived from Greater London census data. Each Londoner involved represents 1% of London's 7.8 million population. And yet each one is unique.

100% London has been devised from the 100 Londoners' answers to interview questions about their lives, habits and beliefs. On stage the cast group and regroup to create a human opinion poll — a series of fleeting pictures of belonging and contrasting that reveal how Londoners really think and feel.

Conceived and produced by "reality trend theatre-makers" Rimini Protokoll, 100% London will create a living breathing portrait of our city that defies stereotypes and statistics and celebrates its fascinating diversity.

100% London is at Hackney Empire Friday 29 (signed performance) & Saturday 30 June at 7.30pm, Sun 1 Jul at 5pm. Tickets £10. Post Show Talk: 30 June. Call the box office 020 8985 2424 or book online.

100% London is a joint commission by LIFT Festival and Hackney Empire. Part of the London 2012 Festival.

Last Updated 27 June 2012