Dates and Times
Wed 21 March at 9pm
Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Big Mammal
Emma Henry & Ursula Raasted collaborate to bring you The Seawolves — a theatre-dive-music experience that holds the mirror up to life, showing it a smile of teeth and fish. With sound, speech and sharks, The Seawolves chomps at questions of identity & belonging, diving deep to explore the wonders of the world’s most misunderstood family.
A group of sharks is called a “shiver”. The very word sends one running down your spine. Yes. Unlike sharks, as mammals we have spines. But do we? Beyond the vertebral, “having a spine” also refers to the having of “courage”, being willing to face it. This piece grew out of being afraid, in search of the light… in the darkest of places.
Imagining the interiority of these immense creatures, and confronting the toothy inside us, this multimedia performance will take you underwater to laugh and cry. Playful, intense, bioluminescent and post-epic, this expedition is dedicated to David Attenborough and all the strange creatures out there.
About the company
Big Mammal is a new-born devising organism creating multidisciplinary experiences /on stage /on the web and in the sea/ about the creature-ness of being (human?), and our place in the family of things. Our work is musical, painted, embodied and animated*
*animated means – to resuscitate – to stop being sad – to restore conscience to – means the will, the spirit – animus – vehemence – to breathe
We hunt canonical texts, the natural world, the weather, dreams and each other for clues, questions and magic. We have never presented any of this work to the public.
#TheSeaWolves | Sprint18