•  Barbara Berti 
  •  Riccardo Buscarini 
  •  Compagnia Factory 
  •  Nicola Galli 
  •  Igor and Moreno 
  •  Manfredi Perego 
  •  Maurizio Saiu 

    Lyrics, melodies, choreography: Riccardo Buscarini + Runa Kaiser
    Musicians: Domenico Angarano (bass), Eric Frajria (drums), Vinz Lamagna (guitar)
    Music + arrangements: Domenico Angarano
    Light design: Michael Mannion
    Costumes: Riccardo Buscarini
    Masks + props: Kishan Maynard-Clarke
    Voice: Michael Picknett
    Photographer: Monica Mendez Aneiros
    Producer: Emily Gorrod

    Friends is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is a Place Commission with additional support from the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Italian Cultural Institute and with costume sponsorship from LOWIE. With thanks to ROH and The Place for support with studio space.

    Runa and Riccardo are friends and they call each other Plusie.
    Sometimes they just call each other "+", to make it shorter.
    Their dream is to become a rock band.
    Once they met and started to sing about lost pets, friendship and motherhood. The songs they have written are filled with the melancholy for the loss of what they have loved most and cannot be replaced.Friends is the presentation of the first ever album by The Plusies, in between a dance performance and a concert, mixing live music and eerie movement in a truly pink-rock atmosphere.
    Because + is plus, but also a cross.