“Both insistently silly and unreservedly heart-rending"
THE END is a poignant and funny account of the ongoing climate catastrophe. In this new show, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like.
Above the stage and projected onto a screen, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their partnership. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality, and that of everything around us.
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas are two performance makers who met in 2015. Devising projects in an age of austerity, their work is stripped right back and sits somewhere between live art and theatre, but if you held them against a wall they would probably say it's theatre.
Recent recipients of the Forced Entertainment award, Bertrand and Nasi are two European theatre makers based in the UK. They have made five shows together that toured the world in prestigious venues and festivals such as the Adelaide International
Festival (Australia), Mostra Internacional de Teatro (Brazil), Festival de Otono (Spain) and PuSh Festival (Canada). Their shows are direct and emotional responses to the here and now of the world we’re living in.
Their most recent piece THE END received the Total Theatre Award in 2019. Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas are Associate Artists with MAYK and guest fellow artists with PACT Zollverein in Germany.
Commissioned by The Place and Warwick Arts Centre. Developed with support from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Supported by Arts Council England.
Message for online bookers:
Due to some last minute staffing problems, we are unable to live stream the performance of THE END as we had planned from BALTIC as a live event.
In its place, however, we invite you to watch a special recording of a previous livestream of the show, performed at HOME in Manchester (UK). Please watch along with us at the same time as the show is performed tonight at BALTIC at 8pm (BST).
We encourage you to find yourself a comfy spot, pour yourself a drink and turn down the lights and watch along with your fellow audience members in Gateshead tonight.
To watch the recording click on the 'ONLINE RECORDING' button above.
You can join us for the live performance at BALTIC (Gateshead) or watch an online recording of THE END. Select either LIVE or ONLINE ticket options above.
There are two options available to see The End.
Ticket information and accessing
events in-person & online
This year's GIFT festival is taking place in Gateshead and online providing digital and in-person spaces for us to come together and experience work and participate in workshop activities.
Tickets are limited and Pay What You Decide.
Recommended age rating: 14+
Live performance venue:
South Shore Road