Circle Mirror Transformation

An award winning play performed at the Rose Lipman Centre as part of the Royal Court Theatre's 2013 Theatre Local season.

Annie Baker’s Obie award winning play, Circle Mirror Transformation, follows a group of unlikely strangers who are brought together at their local community centre. Over six tangled weeks the lives of this group, whose only common point seems to be their shared lack of direction, become knotted together in this tender and funny play.

The play, originally set at a community centre near Vermont in the US state of New England, was given new life at the Rose Lipman Building in Hackney as part of the Royal Court Theatre’s 2013 Theatre Local season.

The Rose Lipman building provided an apt location for this production starring BAFTA winner Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter, Vera Drake) and Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (The Girl, Infamous) as the space is itself a former library and community centre. Create also re-animated the Rose Lipman Building with the intention of fostering a sense of community through creative practice.

Circle Mirror Transformation was produced by the Royal Court Theatre.

The Rose Lipman Building is a creative project space programmed by Create in association with Barbican and The Mill Co. Project.

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