Dates and Times
Tue 13 - Sat 17 Nov at 7:15pm
Part of our Autumn 2018 programme. Browse the full season here.
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Presented by Tom Hughes
As disease and riots rage outside the theatre, the two remaining members of Theatre Union of Artists(TM) make a show. One sings and one makes noise from anything. Together they will perform an anarchic song cycle, taking inspiration and influence from across the history of music up to the present day.
The show is sort of inspired by Maxim Gorky’s Children of the Sun, in which Elyena and Lisa argue about art’s ability to rescue humanity whilst the walls close in around them. It is a playful and intimate performance reflecting on our relationships with different political dynamics, privilege and the function of art.
Daughters of the Sun is captioned for D/deaf audiences.
Read Tom Hughes’ blog post on unpredictability, illness and the making of the show here.
Listen to Tom Hughes music playlist inspired by the world of the play here.
Reviews for previous work
“This production is bracing and intelligent, searching, compassionate and richly imaginative.” – Simon Stephens on Three Kingdoms
“Tom Hughes’s well-acted production generates just the right spirit, pitched between a lively sense of the ridiculous and an unblunted empathy with the raging energies and underlying sadness of adolescence” – Paul Taylor, The Independent, on punkplay
About the company
Beth Higham-Edwards is a percussionist who is a member of the Beaten Track Ensemble.
Tom Hughes is an Offie-winning director & writer. This is their first collaboration.
Image credit: (c) Ali Wright