Dates and Times
Tue 26 May 2020 at 7pm
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Presented by Susannah Henry
Talk Thy Tongue Weary tells the story of a theatre costume: a dress. It was designed for a British opera production and found years later by its designer (the performer of this show) on a rail in a costume hire house.
Meticulously researched and designed, carefully constructed by a team of women, then worn enthusiastically by the mature soprano in the leading role, the costume was cut from the opera in un-feminist circumstances. This solo performance will celebrate and give voice to collective female artistry and the full, concealed story of the dress.
This performance explores how a feminist perspective on stage design is forged while working within a traditional theatre hierarchy – where a designer’s work may be seen, but she is not always heard.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER & HEALTH WARNINGS
The company believes there is no content to consider and are no health warnings for this performance. There are no age restrictions for this performance.
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About the artist
Susannah Henry is a scenographer designing for opera, contemporary dance, theatre, comedy, and productions for/made by young people. In 2013, Susannah wrote and performed Everything I Thought It Would Be and More as part of London Stories at Battersea Arts Centre – this led her to enrol in a performance-based PhD.
Image credit (c) Susannah Henry
Image description: a golden megaphone held by a hand with red nail varnish in front of a textured red background.