Good News From the Future: Physical Theatre by the over-60s

Good News From The Future (GNFTF) is dedicated to exploring, developing and presenting eccentric, carefree and collaborative approaches to physical expression: that are suitable – or entirely unsuitable – for our years.

We create witty, moving, demanding, intimate and surprising performances that involve bold, distinctive and idiosyncratic structured improvisation and choreographed rule-based movement.

In a playful style, laced with fizzing humour and driven by a sense of fun, our performers rub shoulders and exchange energies in exuberant combinations of solos, duets and freewheeling group actions, gestures and entanglements: encountering, following, supporting, copying, mirroring, modelling, each other.

Good News From The Future values and celebrates the experience and creative potential of older bodies, and the wisdom and adventurousness of time-travelled heads.

Seizing the time and giving it a good shake!

Current and Upcoming:

Sunday Walk & Sunday Stick (from August 2020)

Members of Good News From The Future meet every Sunday morning between 10.30 and 11.00 a.m. near the café in Thompson’s Park, Cardiff, to perform improvised works. So far they have created: Sunday Walk and Sunday Stick.

Observers are most welcome. Please bring your own personal soundtrack to accompany the work. For directions see here.

Please note: Sessions are currently suspended following Welsh government regulations regarding outdoor assemblage.

Sunday Walk and Sunday Stickend of 2020 compilation – video: Gordon Plant

Video works

During the current COVID-19 lockdown GNFTF members have been creating solo video works, which will be made available here soon.

Photos: from top, left to right: © Gordon Plant; Kirsten McTernan; Gordon Plant; Michael Harvey; Kirsten McTernan; Gordon Plant; Kirsten McTernan; John Rowley. Video: © Gordon Plant.

website: created April 2020; last updated 29 December 2020