29th March 2023
The Rest of Our Lives
Created and performed by Jo Fong and Geroge Orange
Hopefully hopeful, The Rest of Our Lives is a joyful dose of dance, theatre, circus and games. A cabaret of life and near death. Two middle-aged lives in an eclectic, spontaneous, predictable and random decline.
Jo is an old dancer, George an old clown. International artists with 100 years of life experience between them, armed with a soundtrack of floor-fillers, a book of raffle tickets and a sprinkling of eco-friendly optimism. Joyful, celebratory and hilarious.
The struggle is real.
It’s the beginning of the end.
But we’re still here.
“whatever your age, it will make you very happy indeed” – Lyn Gardner
Age guidance: 14 + – Contains middle-aged themes and strong language
30th March 2023
Altered Skin present Fatherhood
Drawing from personal experience with contributions from participants from differing cultural backgrounds, the piece also explores how the migrant experience has influenced fathers and fathering across different generations.
The piece features three characters, each reflecting different experiences of fatherhood in their own individual performance language to create three interconnected narratives leading to a highly dynamic and original work.
Every performance of Fatherhood includes creative, integrated captions that will translate the spoken and signed languages and describe sounds for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. The sound design also reflects the experience of sound by the deaf character.
Fatherhood features a deaf character who uses his own home language, a version of sign language that individual families and communities develop, often where deaf and hearing people need to communicate. The show also features several different spoken languages, Turkish, Malayalam, Tamil and German.
Age guidance: 12+ Occasional strong language, references to physical violence
Run time 70 minutes
Image credit: Graeme Braidwood
Supported by People Dancing, this year we are delighted to have Wendy Houstoun as our Raconteur and she will consider what occurs throughout the sessions and deliver a short 10 – 15 minute wrap up each day.
Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour.
Since 1980 , Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer, and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches and extends the boundaries of dance and theatre. Her work with DV8 Physical Theatre, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, film maker David Hinton, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Nigel Charnock, performance artist Rose English, Lumiere and Son Theatre and Ludus Dance Company has explored large and small stages, specific sites, film and installation.