Calm Down Dear: Vanishing

Dates and Times

Tue 28 May 2019 at 9pm

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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 Sarah Sigal, Fluff Productions and The Machine

There has been no English lady here.

Iris is on a train, travelling alone. A foreign landscape whizzes by the windows. She meets a woman. While Iris is asleep, the woman disappears. When Iris looks for her, everyone says she’s imagining things—that the woman never existed. As the train speeds onwards, Iris tries to figure out what happened to her travelling companion and becomes entangled in a web of deception.

Exploring the power of manipulation, fake news and gaslighting, Vanishing deconstructs Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes and brings it into the 21st century to find out what happens when women’s stories aren’t believed. A new work-in-progress created by Sarah Sigal and Rebecca Dunn.

Director and scripting writer: Sarah Sigal
Performer/deviser: Rebecca Dunn
Performer/deviser: Timothy Allsop 
Associate director: Sita Thomas 
Dramaturg: Marion Jõepera
Designer: Rasa Selemonavičiūtė
Composer and sound designer: Chris Williams
Video designer: Katharine Fry
Lighting designer: Jonathan Danciger
Producers: The Machine

With the support of JW3

Reviews for previous work by Rebecca Dunn and Sarah Sigal

“What an absolute hoot of a show. Funny and clever, beautifully acted, well-paced and sharply written. A genuinely funny piece delivered with great panache.” – ★★★★ UK Theatre Web (Agent of Influence)

“A layered play of depth and feeling.” – The Stage (World Enough and Time)

About the company

Originally from Chicago, Sarah Sigal is a writer, director and dramaturg. Her book Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making was published in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan. She is the Live Performance Programmer at JW3 and is a co-founder of Change of Art.

Fluff Productions was established in 2004 by drama school graduates frustrated by the lack of roles for women in theatre. The company aimed to redress the balance by producing and commissioning innovative and exciting material for all-female casts. The company has gone on to stage a number of productions in London, Edinburgh, Paris and regionally around the UK.

Twitter: @SigalSarah, @Beccycd, @WeAreFluff@The_Ma_chine | Instagram: @sarahsigal, @beccacd, @fluffproductions | #Vanishing #CDD19

Image copy: (c) Samagarú

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