Dates and Times
25 – 27 January 2022 at 7:15pm (Tue, Wed) 1pm (Thur)
Featured in our 2021/22 Autumn/Winter Season.
Our three-month autumn programme features extravagant new talent offering extraordinary new adventures in theatre. Join us! Our new sliding doors are wide open, our new bar is well stocked – and we’ve got a legion of artists here to entertain you…
For information on the measures we are taking to stop the spread of COVID-19, as well as an FAQ covering what you can expect when you visit CPT, please see here.
Presented by Edith Tankus
Wild Country is a fictional autobiography that charts the course of one woman’s midlife when she becomes pregnant and moves to the edge of a marsh in rural Kent, England. This larger than life tale of identity, loss and dislocation spiralling into absurd and hairy extremes is part stand-up, part storytelling, and part myth. Leaving behind her edgy urban dwelling in Toronto, a vibrant theatre career, and elderly Jewish parents, Edith finds herself increasingly isolated, raising small children, surrounded by nothing but sheep. Amidst rural politics and the news from back home of her mother’s newly diagnosed Alzheimers, Edith’s unravelling begins.
Co written: by Annie Siddons
Directed by: Laura Keefe
Praise for Wild Country sharings in-development:
“Hilarious Wild Country is one of my top picks” Sonia Jane – Judge for Suitcase Prize-winner, Pulse Festival 2019
“So many roars of laughter for the brilliant writing and performance of Wild Country”. Creative Arts East
“Wild Country is something very special in the making.” Allegra Galvin – Director of Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport
“Manages to ride that fine line of heartbreak and humour expertly, didn’t want it to end. Kerry Andrews Former Artistic Director Arts Depot
Wild Country was both a riot and absurdly touching”. Katy Lockey – Folkestone’s Women’s Forum
Running time: 70 mins
Post-show discussion: Wed 26th Jan 2022
Maternal mental health psychiatrist Annie Broadbent will be joining writer-performer Edith Tankus for a post-show conversation about the themes at the heart of ‘Wild Country’. Our aim is to create a safe space for sharing around topics relating to parenthood and care. These include loss of identity, geographical & cultural isolation, caring for aging parents, and much more. Please join us for an illuminating and open discussion where your questions and perspectives will be very welcome! Performance 7.15pm (70mins), post-show discussion to begin around 8.30pm and is free to attend.
Baby-Friendly relaxed matinee: 1pm (70mins), Thu 27th Jan 2022
Camden People’s Theatre will be offering a relaxed and baby-friendly performance of Wild Country, a new solo show performed and written by Edith Tankus on Thursday January 27th at 1pm. This performance will be relaxed, so you are welcome to move, make noise, and come and go during the show. This performance especially welcomes those with babies. The show’s content and language is not designed for a young audience, but the performance style will be softened where relevant to enable those with babies to access and enjoy the live show: making an adult-centered, yet baby-friendly experience!
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Show development has been supported by Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, arts depot, and Folkestone Quarterhouse.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
14+, contains references to sex and strong language
This performance includes the use of strobe, flashing lights, food, and dirt.
If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing [email protected].
About the company
Edith Tankus is an award-winning director, performer, writer and clown. She has toured and performed with Kneehigh, Told by an Idiot, and Shakespeare’s Globe. She has directed, co-written and performed in numerous plays including BAC production of The Archivists, a devised piece for young audiences. She co-wrote and directed Susanna Hamnett’s Nearly Lear which won the IPAY award for Best Production and has gone on to perform on Broadway, The Kennedy Center and The Sydney Opera House .
Website: http://www.edithtankus.co.uk/ Twitter: @edithtankus | Instagram: @edithtankus