The world is a scary place. There are more and more things for us to be afraid of: Politics; other people; ourselves and what we are capable of.
We have been exploring this fear through a trilogy of plays.
NOSFERATU - Fear of the unknown
MEDUSA - Fear of others and what they turn us into
DORIAN - Fear of ourselves
Using the combination of music, digital and the craft of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, we create an innovative and engaging approach to re-telling stories and drawing out their relevance to contemporary society.
The self that feels that it is not the self, the self that feels somehow estranged from an idealised version of the self. In the world of social media; the selfie, the avatar, the airbrushed image, who are we really?
Dorian toured 2019 at the following venues:
22 Feb - The Met, Bury
21 Feb - Irving Studio, Everyman, Cheltenham
1 Mar - Key Theatre, Peterborough
2 Mar - Exeter Phoenix Theatre
8 Mar - Lichfield Garrick Theatre
15 Oct - Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
16 Oct - The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
17 Oct - Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
18 Oct - The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn
22 Oct - CAST, Doncaster
23 Oct - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
24 Oct - The Civic, Barnsley
26 Oct - Queens Hall, Hexham
29 Oct - Rose Theatre, Ormskirk
30 Oct - The Lowry, Salford
31 Oct - The Lowry, Salford
1 Nov - The Lowry, Salford
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Mumble Theatre read here
★ ★ ★ ★ North West End read here
★ ★ ★ ★ Cumbria 24 read here
Visit Manchester read here
Number 9 Reviews read here
Hexham Courant read here
"The idealised male body has become bigger, bulkier and harder to achieve. So what drives a generation of young men to the all-consuming, often dangerous pursuit of perfection?"
Sirin Kale, The Guardian
Photography by Anna Taylor
We tell you the story… one that is not often told;
the story of a woman who exacts her revenge on the men that destroyed her
and the gods that cursed her.
We tell you the story of Medusa… the truth.
A crew of sailors journey from Varna to Whitby with a mysterious unknown cargo – a cargo that holds the key to unlocking the terror that lurks within our unconscious minds.