Dates and Times
Fri 30 Oct 2015 to Sat 31 Oct 2015 at 7pm
Presented by Leo Burtin
Please note, this is a limited capacity performance of 12 people – advance booking is essential. The audience will be invited to make and share soup with the performer.
For I have known them all already, known them all;
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume? – T.S. Eliot, The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Together, we gather to make and eat The Midnight Soup. Together, we gather to listen to a story, and to share our own. The Midnight Soup starts as a monologue, and in gentle and unpresuming ways opens out to become a conversation. The Midnight Soup tells the story of an unremarkable woman, who every day, sat down to record the facts of her life in a diary, until one early summer day, she chose her own death.
The Midnight Soup is the love letter of a grandson to his grandmother. It is also an edible memorial, celebrating a life lived to the rhythm of the seasons. The Midnight Soup is about losing someone you love to themselves. It is about remembering, and it is about moving forward. It is about not knowing, it is about asking and it is about respect.
About the artist
Leo Burtin is an artist, creative producer and writer. Leo describes himself as a socially engaged practitioner. His work takes place at the crossroads where genres and disciplines meet, blend and blur. Recently, he has worked with imitating the dog, Raisin & Willow, Rajni Shah Projects and Blast Theory.
@olamerino | www.leoburtin.co.uk