Dates and Times
Tues 6 March at 7.15pm
Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Kit Finnie
Mabel and Mickey is the debut solo show by poet Kit Finnie, exploring her obsession with the silent movie actress Mabel Normand. As a Barbican Young Poet, former Roundhouse Resident Artist, and member of Spit the Atom spoken word collective, Kit’s work represents a new take on performance poetry, inflected with violence, the paranormal, and local history. It asks: what’s at stake when we accidentally stumble across a story we can never truly access, and which will never really be ours?
This is a solo performance broken down to its naked bones – the flimsy scaffolding of monologue, sound effect and broken projectors – as Kit is forced to move between practising scenes, the ghost that seems to be haunting the theatre, and her boyfriend’s panicked phonecalls about being trapped in her flat.
Kit deals with timely themes in a unique voice, inflected with the technology of her own past – old movie cameras, projectors, zoetropes. Effortlessly touching upon the sometimes ghastly intricacies of poignant recent revelations, Mabel and Mickey opens a startling dialogue with the ghosts of an industry that is reluctant to examine its legacy.
About the company
I try to write honestly and specifically, looking slant-ways at my childhood in the Midlands, lost love and the messiness of time. SpeakEasy, the night I founded, run and host, holds a monthly residency at the Phoenix Artist Club. I am an experienced facilitator, and, as of 2018, I make podcasts.
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Image Credit: (c) Kit Finnie