Dates and Times
Mon 25 Jan at 9pm (50 mins + short Q&A)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Presented by Annemiek van Elst
Please note, this is a work-in-progress performance.
A performance about homelessness and belonging, based on real experiences of loneliness and helplessness whilst sleeping rough on the streets of London. A glimpse of a world that seems far away but is in fact just around the corner.
“I’ve begged for money, I’ve made a bed in front of a supermarket, I’ve been dirty and hungry and I’m still scared in the dark. It meant nothing. But this does: a story about belonging and possessions, inspired by the homeless people that live on our streets.”
Annemiek lived on the streets for 48 hours. There she became friends with Dave, a homeless ex-soldier who changed her life. Now she is trying to change his, by sharing her experience underlined by his story and that of many others.
No Fixed Abode is a solo performance by a young woman who lived a life that wasn’t hers to catch a glimpse of the underprivileged and under-acknowledged existence of the homeless. By exploring the meaning of home, possessions and belonging, she shows a different world. A world which feels so far away but is in fact just around the corner. Showing the gap between Annemiek’s life and the people she met on the streets makes it an honest, funny and touching performance.
Catch No Fixed Abode in a double bill with The Marked (7.15pm). Two tickets for just £16!
About the company
Van Elst A.M.O is Annemiek van Elst And Many Others. Annemiek van Elst is a theatre practitioner from Holland who specialises in directing, writing and performance. During her Masters at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she came to realize that theatre could be more than just art or entertainment; it can change lives. Annemiek creates performances that aim straight for the heart and leave your head buzzing for days. With emphasis on practical research the content has a social/political starting point, resulting in brave, funny and touching shows that humanize big complexities found in today’s society.