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Stewart Lee to appear in Battersea’s autumn season

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Battersea Arts Centre has announced its autumn season, called September Cook Up 2012, which will feature a reinterpretation of John Cage’s Indeterminacy starring comedian Stewart Lee and a spoken word performance from rapper Kate Tempest.

Indeterminacy will comprise a performance from pianists Steve Beresford and Tania Chen, accompanied by Lee reading Cage’s stories aloud, on September 23.

Brand New Ancients will see Tempest perform alongside a live quartet of violin, cello, tuba and percussion and will run from September 4 to 22, with press night on September 5.

American composer/director John Moran will perform Etudes: Amsterdam, described as an “intimate work of music-theatre” from August 30 to September 1, plus a one-off performance of its prologue, John Moran In Thailand, on August 31.

An adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ book The Incredible Book Eating Boy, which involves a one-on-one performance using puppetry and is produced by Bootworks Theatre, will run from September 22 to 23.

Physical theatre performance Tree will run from September 6 to 8 and will be directed by choreographer Sally Marie and performed by her dance theatre company Sweetshop Revolution.

BAC will also feature a series of shows as part of its Scratch programme, which invites the audience to contribute to the development of the performance. This will include an audio visual poem by Ross Sutherland called Standby For Tape Back-Up on August 30 and September 1 and a returning cabaret show by Amy Draper called These Trees Are Made Of Blood from August 30 to September 1.

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