Bench & Crawled Out Of The Sea (as part of Off The Peg with Mayfest)

Thu 24th May 2012


“A week of fringe performances from up-and-coming companies and artists.”





Little Axe Theatre & Carly Etherington and Suzanne Georgiou



Bench is a series of moments between strangers, friends, lovers and listeners on the same park bench. This new play looks at how one place can play host to epiphanies, awkward silences and everything in between. Bench is a funny and fast-paced montage of everyday encounters, offering a glimpse into the lives of a few of the varied characters who might stop and take a seat. Little Axe return to The Wardrobe after the success of Scumbag and Guttermouth.

Crawled Out Of The Sea

The sea, what hides in it and what hides in our heads. He who binds himself a joy, does the winged life destroy. He who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternities sunrise.

This piece by Carly Etherington and Suzanne Georgiou explores the idea of two personal experiences of obsession, whether it be the fear of letting go of people, objects or, as William Blake suggests, holding on too tightly too what you hold close. We explore as performers through movement, imagery and text the addictive nature of obsession and how it can truly control someone’s body and mind. As performers we both enjoy looking at hilarity/tragedy within characters and situations. Exploring how images in our mind can be transformed through movement and text.

Admission: £5

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