Dates and Times
Thu 10 - Fri 11 Oct 2019 at 9pm
Featured in our Autumn 2019 programme. Browse the full season here.
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Presented by Rosa Potlethwaite
Composed is an investigation into social conventions, contained fury and work. A high octane show dealing with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you are asking for it. Examining the relationship between a spokesperson and their institution, Rosa performs an in-house announcement, a thank-you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…
Through subversive humour, Composed interrogates theatre rituals, fantasy and institutional violence. And plays with what happens when the composition cracks.
A Relaxed Performance with captions and audio description. Click here to read pre-show access information.
“Spiky, fractured, insinuating… Rosa Postlethwaite delivers a quietly devastating performance in her thought-provoking solo show about the arts industry” – ★★★★ The Stage
“Quirkily amusing” – The Guardian
“If we try to approach it as a play, to read its story, then we miss the bitterness of the humour and the kick in the gut, the despair at what we are making of theatre—or perhaps at what we are forced to do in order to make theatre.” – British Theatre Guide
Click here to read Rosa’s interview with Theatre Weekly about Composed, the inspiration behind the show and the challenges of being on tour.
About the company
Rosa Postlethwaite is an artist, dramaturg and producer. On the boundary of theatre and live art, her artworks, are self-reflexive, biting and funny. Based in Newcastle, she produces and hosts performance club night, PUG. Recent works include: Composed (2018), Without Whom We Would Not Be Here Tonight (2017), The Anatomy Lecture Theatre (2014).
Image credit (c) Rhona Foster