Dates and Times
Sat 5 March at 9pm
Presented by Theodora van der Beek
Egg is a surreal journey through the life of an egg. The yolk emerges from the shell, at first timid and wary, before becoming glorious, and ultimately angry at its fate: fried in a pan.
The egg is a symbol of many things, and we look at its cultural significances throughout history. A dynamic voyage with feminist undertones: the egg is at once powerful and powerless, comedic and majestic. Through the eyes of an egg we uncover what we consider to be solely human experiences: pain, loss, fear, hope, glory and redemption. While the human skin is flawed, the shell is perfect and knows more than it is telling.
Surprising! Fantastical! Bold! A coming of age journey that tackles age old questions like ‘What came first?’
Original costume by Tim Spooner for the RSPLB
Part of Sprint Festival 2016: London’s biggest and best festival of the newest, most adventurous theatre from across the UK and beyond.
Catch Egg in a double bill with Locus Amoenus on the same evening. Two shows for just £16!
About the Artist
I am an interdisciplinary performance artist based in London. For the past eleven years I have been devising, writing & performing work for experimental theatre companies in the UK and internationally. My work strives to challenge traditional assumptions about gender and make people laugh and/or cry.