Dates and Times
Sun 15 March 2020 at 5.30pm
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Presented by Pound of Flesh
Multi-award-winning company, Pound of Flesh, presents an explosive piece of original gig theatre which gives a voice to the underestimated and misrepresented youth.
Join 15-year-old Jay and 10-year-old Saskia on the biggest quest of their lives as they journey through a city like London. Today is the day they become the greats they are destined to be, running away from home and attempting to fend for themselves with nothing but dreams and a stolen blade. Pound of Flesh presents this journey of a lifetime as they return from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and an award-winning run at NSDF.
Featuring live, original music, Fires Our Shoes Have Made uses hip-hop-influenced spoken word to transport audiences to the world of this modern fable. Exploring the mental and physical struggle of loss, Fires Our Shoes Have Made sheds light on the unfortunate reality faced by many young people today.
Written by Oscar Sadler with original songs by Mollie Tucker. Supported by the Lord Rootes Memorial Fund and IATL.
“The performances were excellent, the music toe-tappingly good and the script was genius” – ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks
“A feat of storytelling” – ★★★★★ The Student
“Will absolutely have you on the edge of your seat” – ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“The whole performance pulsates with the vitality of youth and the urgency of growing up” – ★★★★ The Wee Review
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
The show contains strong language and references to violence. Recommended age rating 14+. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here.
The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.
If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].
About the company
Pound of Flesh is an emerging theatre company from the University of Warwick. Their first production was scouted to perform at the Nanshan Theatre Festival (China) and their second completed a multi-award-winning run at NSDF 2019. They have just returned from a successful month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Image credit (c) Matt Owen