Sprint: Language

Dates and Times

26 March 2015 to 26 March 2014 at 9pm

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Part of Sprint 2015 

Presented by None of Us is Yet a Robot

Pouring fuel oil onto the Blue Peter garden of gender, this project investigates why sometimes it's necessary to smash things up.

"People who do this sort of thing must be mentally ill" – Percy Thrower / the NHS

A radical performance exploring the failure of language to communicate (simply) how we feel. Using vandalism, graffiti and a lot of noise, this performance challenges the portrayals of transgendered people within society and asks where is it ok for us to stand?

About the company

Emma Frankland is an award-winning theatre maker and performer, based in London. She has created a diverse collection of work and most recently was invited to be a part of the British Council Showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with an anarchic adaptation of Don Quijote, made in collaboration with Keir Cooper and Ultimo Comboio, and developed as part of CPT's Starting Blocks scheme. The show was the winner of the Wildfire Critic’s Choice award at this year’s Ignite festival and has toured the UK and internationally, appearing earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro at the Festival del Tempo.Throughout her work, there is a shared theatrical language that focuses on honesty, action and a playful DIY aesthetic.

Rachel Mars is an established theatre maker and performer working across theatre, live art and comedy who specialises in witty, uncompromising work about the idiosyncrasies of human interaction, often using her Queerness and Jewishness as a lens. She has performed across the UK at Spill Festival, The Barbican, BFI, Pulse Festival and The Southbank Centre. She sometimes talks on radio, including for BBC's 'Pause For Thought' and 'Word of Mouth’. Her 2012 show The Way You Tell Them was developed as part of CPT's Starting Blocks scheme and headlined our 2013 festival Beyond the Joke.


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