Inspired by the stage direction from The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare – ‘Exit pursued by a bear’, The End explores endings and exits and continues an interest in the reenactment of real life events to investigate absence and loss. Available for touring in Spring 2011 following work-in-progresses at Springdance (Utrecht), The Junction (Cambridge), Brighton Dome and Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham). Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Michael Pinchbeck is a writer, live artist and performance maker based in Nottingham. He is an associate artist with Reckless Sleepers and the Strange Names Collective and co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo (MBD) in 1996. Michael left MBD in 2004 to embark on five-year live art project – The Long and Winding Road. Michael was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album. He is currently working on a new full-length play commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse – The Ashes. He was selected by Arts Council England to represent the UK at the Biennale for Young Artists in 2008. His previous performance, The Post Show Party Show, was selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase and he was shortlisted for Artists taking the lead. Michael is co-director of Hatch – Nottingham’s regular platform for live art and performance. For more information go to http://www.michaelpinchbeck.co.uk.