Calm Down Dear: Town Hall

Dates and Times

Sun 16 June 2019 at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work-in-progress)

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Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Tuesday 28 May – Sunday 16 June.

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Presented by Rebecca McCutcheon and Caridad Svich for Lost Text/Found Space

Hallo. Hallo. Hallo.

This is a hall. A place to gather. Its been around for a long time.

Town Hall by Caridad Svich is part play, part dream, part meeting, part imagining a future in which new ways of connecting must be found…. a group of barely connected women come together, feeling their way towards… connection?

There is a memory that you have about a joke that was told once. A really funny joke. 

There is the way you felt when you were walking down the motorway and everything seemed as if it were going to be fine.

Town Hall explores how are we “us” in a room? In a theatre?

This performance is a work-in-progress sharing, and will be followed with a conversation with the audience to support the show’s development, please stay and talk to us.

Praise for previous work

Lost Space/ Found Text’s approach is gentle and intimate, guiding the audience through the performance and inviting them to participate in small ways. The performers’ refrain ‘Can you help me?’ is an invitation, not a command.- Exeunt Magazine – Til We Meet in England at Safehouse.

‘In Inchbald’s The Massacre, the company prove there is a play for today’ – The Times – Til We Meet in England

About the company

Caridad Svich: born in the US of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian parents, a playwright, songwriter, editor and translator, Svich lives and works between many cultures. In 2012, Svich was awarded the OBIE for lifetime achievement as a playwright.

Rebecca McCutcheon is a theatre maker. Her site-based practice works with rarely performed, often female-authored plays in unconventional settings, exploring the interplay of site, audience and text. Her work with new writers includes directing Chris Goode in Mirabel at Ovalhouse in 2018.

Lost Text/Found Space is the creative collaboration of director Rebecca McCutcheon, designer Talulah Mason, producer Emily Briselden-Waters and dancer/performer Flora Wellesley-Wesley.

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