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‘Man About the House’ at the London Festival of Architecture

SEEN is always on the lookout for unusual theatrical events, in terms of subject or venue. London is, above all, a city that likes to make the most of its varied architecture.

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To coincide with this year’s London Festival Of Architecture, comedian Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross will be presenting his award-winning theatrical show ‘Man About the House’ in some of London’s architectural icons, turning them into temporary theatres. Ross and his collaborator Kit Warhurst blend storytelling, music and design in their sell-out shows.

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“With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.”
Wendy Kaplan,
Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Following sold out shows at BT Tower, Isokon Apartments, Trellick Tower and Futuro House, Man About The House will now be playing at the Blythe Road House, designed by architects Michaelis Boyd.

Blythe House was constructed in the Corbusian modernist style, composed of geometric and sculptural forms and occupies a long narrow site with landscaped gardens on the roof, commanding excellent views of London. Theatre-goers and architecture fans are in for a real treat.

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Michaelis Boyd is a design-led architecture practice that has earned a reputation for simple, elegant architecture with a creative approach and an emphasis on sustainable and environmentally-sound building techniques.

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From residential new build and renovation, to hotels, luxury private members’ clubs, restaurants and bars, Michaelis Boyd work with clients in the UK and around the world. Recent commissions include the interiors for Battersea Power Station’s new residences, which will be completed in 2018, the blissful El Pastor – a taqueria in London’s Borough Market, and Soho Farmhouse – a luxury retreat in Oxfordshire by the Soho House Group. In 2016 Michaelis Boyd completed the refurbishment of the iconic Groucho Club Soho, London.

What an excellent scheme this is. It gives Londoners and visitors alike the chance to appreciate theatre in some truly unusual settings and, goodness knows, we all need a good laugh.

Tickets for the show at Blythe Road House can be purchased at: www.eventopia.co

The exact address will be sent to ticket-holders prior to the event.

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