Infused with the voices of mental health service users ‘House of Tragic She’ traces the stories of three women as they embark on a humorous and harrowing journey into the human mind through a blend of physical theatre and contemporary dance. Experimental electronic music backdrops the exploration into literature’s constant re-interpretations of madness and through the union of song, poetry, prose, testimony and projection the audience are left wondering who the fourth voice may be.
Date: Saturday 13th
Venue: The Workshop @ Vita Nova
Audience Info: Due to the nature of the performance we advise that the performance be stipulated as appropriate for age 14+. 60 minutes.
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House of Tragic She is the first instalment of a two year investigation into the way mental health has been stigmatized through film and literature. Six Lips Theatre has been developing the show through the collaboration of numerous mental health organizations to create a piece of theatre that celebrates the fragility, vulnerability and sheer strength of the human mind. Due to the collaborative nature of the project the show is comprised of a colourful collection of moments, experiences, thoughts and feelings we can all identify and recognise, reminding us that we all have mental health.
About Six Lips
Six Lips Theatre is an independent physical theatre company comprising of Hannah Wallace, Roxanna Klimaszewska and Stacey Johnstone. Each company member brings their specialisms together to create theatre which is evocative, resonant, playful and lasting. The company’s works are thoughtful and concept-driven, with a strong focus on methods of storytelling and accessibility. Six Lips Theatre work in collaboration with a variety of artists including associate, Matthew Harper.
Both process and performance have empathy and honesty at the heart; initiating discussion between performers in process, and between storyteller and audience in performance. The work generation methodologies follow a pattern of play; respond, reflect, respond.
For Six Lips Theatre, the performance is the beginning of the adventure.
House of Tragic She, is a perfect example of our process driven work that has been created in collaboration with artists from digital, visual, physical and dramaturgical backgrounds.
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