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Mon 25 May 2020 at 7.30pm
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An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. Expect brand new works-in-progress, never-before-seen ideas and some of the freshest work from the UK’s most innovative and exciting theatre-makers based on the themes of Calm Down, Dear.
‘HMP: Honouring (Re)Markable People’ by Pink Freud Theatre
An autobiographical flipbook of one prison officer’s attempts to harness power. Power over others, power over herself and the power to process pain. It is a mess of fear, respect and control. It is a live experiment to test whether another’s power needs to be diminished in order to build your own. HMP is about the strength learned and taken from relationships with women in prison. This performance includes references to issues of a sensitive nature including murder, paedophilia and sexual violence.
‘Our Traviata’ by Callie Nestleroth
A Scratch of a new performance project deconstructing the famous opera heroine Violetta Valery, along with the women who have come before and after her. When the opera La Traviata premiered in the 1850s it caused a scandal. It infuriated the establishment, but enlivened the public. Now the echo of Verdi’s famous ‘Fallen Woman’ can be found reoccurring in evolutions of popular culture into the present day. How has our society’s obsession with redeeming the Fallen Woman played out in relation to our own lives? And who was the real 19th century woman who started it all?
‘The Diary of Francis Pepin’ by Vicky Olusanya and Tilly Lunken
Blessed be God, at the end of the last year I was in very good health, without any sense of my old pain but upon taking of cold. January 1660. So begins the Diary of Samuel Pepys.
Do we think (fuck knows) that I could start a year without a cold? January 2020. So begins The Diary of Francis Pepin.
A piece to challenge how we write, read, explore, engage with words and their importance and meaning that defines who we are. A contemporary, playful reaction to Pepys’ writings, centring the voice of someone considered unimportant.
‘The Argument’ by Tom Adams and Lillian Henley
In 2018, Lillian Henley and Tom Adams made their first show together called Elephant and Castle. During one rehearsal they had an argument. By chance, a 5 minute audio recording was captured of it. This is that recording. With Music. There are times when Tom comes across as a bit of a dick and vice versa. This is a 20 minute scratch presentation of a natural progression from Elephant and Castle, that showed Lillian’s strength and calm under pressure with Tom’s parasomnia.
Image of ‘HMP: Honouring (Re)Markable People’ by Pink Freud Theatre
Image description: A woman with her face cut out in front of a bright green background.