I was pleased (and nervous) to present the first draft my new piece, The Violent Justice in Our Hearts, in the Hull Truck rehearsal room on Wednesday. I got some lovely and helpful feedback from the game and sympathetic crew that came to watch. Very much looking forward to presenting the finished item at the Grow Festival in June. Slightly panicking about having to learn 6000 words – even if I did write them.
Tag Archives: Theatre
What do we teach when we teach physical theatre?
I wrote a short piece for Theatre, Dance and Performance Training about the trouble with defining physical theatre during teaching.
The History of Water (Video)
Video and photos from The History of Water. I wasn’t able to film the whole thing due to time constraints, and because the real point of the performance was to be in the water.
Dress Rehearsal: Swimming Monologue
The water and light have created some ace effects.
Dress Rehearsal: Swimming Audience
Somehow the girls in the audience arranged themselves like Matisse’s dancers.
Dress Rehearsal: The History of Water
Nadia Morgan tells a story about her early memories of swimming. The lighting is looking lovely.
THe Hull Daily Mail interviewed me about The History of Water. I hope it persuades some readers to come.
The History of Water
The Arts Council and Hull City Council have kindly funded my upcoming project: The History of Water.
It’s an immersive theatre performance inviting audiences for a swim in two of Hull’s historic pools. Beverley Road Baths and East Hull Pools will be transformed through light, sound, music and stories as participants merrily float and splash their way through the show.
I will be performing with Joseph Kloska. Live music and sound design will be provided by Nadia Morgan. Lighting design is by Tim Skelly. The show is about how precious swimming pools are as public spaces. It is a celebration of pools as spaces for reflection, exercise, socialising and fun, but also a reminder of the importance of our public buildings.
Tickets are £10. Come have a swim!
5-6 October, Beverley Road Baths
12-13 October, East Hull Pools
Box Office: +44 (0)1482 466141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Punctum at Hull Truck
My one man show show is on at the Hull Truck in May. It’s kind of a monologue, with chatting to the audience and a spot of movement/dance thrown in for good measure. I talk about Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida, Walter Benjamin and the death of my father, all while making an egg-salad sandwich… so there’s something for everyone.
Theatre and Animals Performance Pod
A new Performance Pod is up: Lourdes Orozco from the University of Leeds discussing animals in contemporary performance.