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Lucky Bert

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Biography

Lucky Bert make compelling and immersive live spaces which span the genres of installation and live art, theatre design and architecture. The collective was founded in 2015 by Cherry Truluck and Alberta Jones, long-term collaborators in the fields of theatre/performance and event design. They have worked in the UK and internationally, with over 50 theatre designs between them, many of which have been award-nominated.
Recent performance design includes: As You Like It (Handlebards, UK tour); Chess the Musical (CCCU, Canterbury); HIP (Vaults Festival); POST (Xavier De Sousa, Ovalhouse); Testosterone (Rhum & Clay, New Diorama); I Have Been Here Before (Jermyn Street Theatre); Martine (Finborough Theatre); All That Fall – dir. Trevor Nunn (59E59 Theaters, New York & Arts Theatre UK); Religion and Anarchy – dir. Stephen Berkoff (Jermyn Street Theatre).
Through their live art practice, Lucky Bert create feminist strategies for performing space, using humorous and thoughtful responses to contemporary political contexts. Recent work, operating within the framework of the EU referendum, Brexit and the UK General Election, interrogates the physical experience of uncertainty by constructing/dismantling an ‘architecture of anxiety’.
Recent live art work includes: It’s All Going to the Dogs, a 1 on 1 site-specific performance for Strangelove Festival in Folkestone; ReACT: When Live Art Met Brexit At A Music Festival, an immersive installation housing an arts festival, including an group exhibition supported by Jimmy Cauty, spoken word performances and live music, at Red Door Studios in East London.
Lucky Bert also work extensively in arts education and have led workshops for the Roundhouse, The Folkestone Triennial, Historic Royal Palaces, The Haltwhistle Film Project, Gendered Intelligence and Creative Partnerships, among many others.