Mayfest: 'Autobiographer'

Tue 22nd – Thu 24th May 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Fuel Theatre

SUMMARY

Combining a lyrical text, immersive staging and an enigmatic and compelling performance style, Autobiographer draws us in to the unravelling mind of its central character, Flora. Voiced by multiple performers, Flora reveals an evocative portrait of a life refracted through the lens of dementia, layered from fragments of stories and pulses of memory. This tender, poetic and thrilling performance features a cast of four, and a bold and electrifying score of voice and sound.

Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award. Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and Jerwood residencies at Cove Park, which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Development supported by ARC Stockton on Tees. Developed at MAKE 2010, an artist development programme supported by Absolut Fringe, Cork Midsummer Festival, Project & Theatre Forum. Rehearsal space in kind provided by Shoreditch Town Hall.

"Wilson’s tools are not just the word or the physical, but also her own intensity, light and dark, and an extraordinary soundscape that transports us into a dislocating otherness."

THE GUARDIAN (On Iris Brunette)

Admission: £10(£7)

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