Dates and Times
Tue 20 Oct 2015 to Sat 24 Oct 2015 at 7.30pm
Presented by TheatreState
Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. But what happens when your heroes let you down? Cheryl and Tess couldn’t remember the last proper conversation they had with their socialist dads. So they interviewed them. And filmed it.
In Tribute Acts they use the footage to remember the good times. When they used to think that their dads were like Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Pierce Brosnan. Now living as adults in the New Labour aftermath, Cheryl and Tess attempt to resurrect the father figures from their childhoods.
Tribute Acts is a hilarious and boldly honest exploration of father daughter relationships and the illusions we create when we want to hope.
“There is real poignancy here, and it is smart and terrifically watchable… A remarkably eloquent depiction of the illusions we generate around our parents, and how fragile they can be.” – The Stage
“Two badass gals boldly using sparkle to ask BIG life questions… a new wave of theatre – frenetic, multigenre, filled with musicality and visuals to mind bend.” – Gemma Cairney, BBC Radio 1
“Raw theatrical brilliance… Gallacher and Seddon are gifted performers and the video interaction is beautifully stage-managed. It’s a brave, bold and fiercely realised work” – The Scotsman
About the company
TheatreState are Cheryl Gallacher and Tess Seddon. Their work is fun, disarming and chaotic. Previous shows include The Fanny Hill Project v2.0, On the Benefits of Being a Troll, Party State and Git.