Dates and Times
Tue 19 March 2019 at 9pm
Part of Sprint Festival 2019, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance, running Tuesday 5 – Sunday 24 March.
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Presented by Becks Turner
With 1 in 10 people within the UK having some form of dyslexia, Melonade questions measuring intelligence and hard work by timed exams. An exhilarating and hilarious combination of clown-esque theatre and live art. Melonade is a juicy and vivacious interactive game show exploring the experience of being neurodiverse.
“At the age of 8, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyscalculia. I spent most of my education stressing over assignments and exams. I struggled to construct my thoughts into sentences, notice my spelling mistakes and finish the written exam in time with eligible writing. More than several times, I read the question wrong.
Like most things, it had its weaknesses and its strengths. I struggled to produce my thoughts into written words in a timed exam, but excelled in creative writing when given the time. Being neurodiverse was something which made me different. Overtime, I learnt to appreciate my difference for its strengths. Melonade is a fun, fierce celebration that no brain is the same.”
Exams are getting harder every year, coursework has been removed and students in education are being forced to produce A* like chickens laying eggs. But when life gives you melons, make melonade!
Sound Designer: Ellie Isherwood
Lighting Designer: Declan Doyle
Costume Maker: Rhona Turner
Supported by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Silent Faces Theatre
Age restriction: 14+
About the company
Becks is a neurodiverse performance artist and podcaster based in London, studying at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Becks likes to make playful and energetic environments for audiences where they are given the freedom to misbehave. The clown like persona she creates for her performances indulges and invites audiences to step into an utopian world where they are encouraged to rebel, break rules and exorcise their fears of failure. She experiments with ways clowning can be used alongside live art to provoke debate and create political fooling.