Dates and Times
Thu 23 - Sat 25 Apr 2020 at 3pm & 7:15pm
Featured in our Spring 2020 programme. Browse the full line-up here.
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Presented by Edith Tankus
It’s a full moon. I pay the sitter and see her out. I undo my bra and pace back and forth trying to get more air in my lungs. Then without warning, I let out a sound from somewhere deep. It keeps coming and I can’t stop it, I stick my face in the rubbish bin so I don’t wake up the boys and howl and howl and howl and howl.
When I said the story begins here I was lying.
Really the story begins several years ago.
Really the story begins as a love story.
Picture if you will me on a trapeze flying through the air singing a song about freedom.
I’m performing in a London theatre and in the audience is a kind Englishman.
He has a wide pupillary distance and uses big words I have to look up.
Soon after, I become pregnant and my life does a 180 and I find myself living in the middle of nowhere rural Kent on the edge of a marsh surrounded by nothing but green fields and sheep 3613 miles away from Jewish Immigrant Parents in Toronto.
I guess it started as a love story but seven years later it turned into something else.
An intimate and absurd one-person exploration of motherhood, exile and transformation. Part storytelling, part standup, part myth, it asks the question: How does an urban Canadian raising children in rural Kent with declining parents back home learn the codes of survival?
Supported by Arts Council England, BAC, Arts Depot, Folkestone Quarterhouse and CPT.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This performance contains themes of loneliness.
This performance contains haze and flashing lights.
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About the company
Edith Tankus is a mother and theatre artist originally from Canada who lives in rural Kent with her family. She’s performed and toured nationally with UK companies most notably Kneehigh Theatre and The Globe. Her own work includes devising and directing The Archivists, which has toured in the UK and has co-written and directed Nearly Lear which performed on Broadway, Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. Nearly Lear is the recipient of the IPAY Victory Award for outstanding production.