Dates and Times
Thu 17 - Sat 19 Nov at 7.15pm
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Presented by She Goat
Encompassing experimental live music, gender-twisting visuals, and gothic storytelling, this new work, previewing in its final stages of development, is an exploration of ‘the Doppelgänger’ devised and performed by a pair of real life doppelgängers. Eugénie Pastor and Shamira Turner are both associate artists of award- winning Little Bulb Theatre. This is their first collaboration as a duo.
DoppelDänger is a theatrical live music gig. We have been composing original music and developing unlikely cover songs – melding synth-pop, electronic textures and baroque harpsichord to create an uncanny and idiosyncratic musical atmosphere. We have drawn musical inspiration from sources as varied as: 90s girls bands pop, summer anthems, Jean-Baptiste Rameau’s harpsichord compositions, electronic music, alt-folk, Franz Schubert, and the unlikely combination of instruments: electric bass guitar, tenor recorder, autoharp, second-hand 90s keyboard, live MIDI controller and our voices.
We have collaborated with an exciting costume maker to create a visual aesthetic that encompasses 1630s European male fashion, 1930s wrestling and retro-futurism. These costumes enable fluidity in how we ‘perform’ gender on stage, and question expected representations of femalehood. We have also worked with a video artist to develop alternative music video pieces that appear throughout the show and that run parallel to the action on stage, further questioning effects of doubling and multiplication.
Image credit : James Allen.
Created in collaboration with
Sarah Munro: Costume
Peter Byrom: Video
Sam Halmarack: Musical Advisor
Deborah Pearson: Dramaturgy
Verity Sadler: Set
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by and developed at Camden People’s Theatre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
About the company
She Goat is the collaboration of Shamira Turner and Eugénie Pastor, both associate artists at Little Bulb Theatre. Together, they are interested in blurring the boundaries of theatre and live music, extravagant multi-tasking and reclaiming what it means to be two women on stage.