Not Part Of Festival: HEAD/HEART
|Starts:||18:30 9 Jul 2011|
|Ends:||18:30 9 Jul 2011|
|What is it:||Theatre/Performance|
|Organiser:||John Thaw Studio Theatre|
Box of Tricks Theatre presents the world première of Head/Heart an explosive double bill of short new plays exploring love and loss in the 21st Century.
Two of the most exciting voices in new writing create dovetailing pieces themed around head and heart for a national tour of summer festivals and studio spaces. Elinor Cook, currently under commission with the Bush Theatre, and Daniel Kanaber, nominated by OffWestEnd as one of 2010's most promising playwrights, join forces to explore the mysteries of head and heart.
With video art from Carolina Vasquez (Sherman Cymru) and original music from Isobel Waller-Bridge (Manchester Library Theatre and the BBC), Head Music and Heart in Mouth are short, sharp shocks of total theatre.
Head Music by Elinor Cook
"I used to love your music. And now it’s just like - like my enemy"
Leah is a professional pianist finding it difficult to connect with music. When she plays, every note chimes with past regrets and thoughts of him. With music no longer the food of love, discordant harmonies abound in this comic, disordered love story.
Heart in Mouth by Daniel Kanaber
"Nowadays we mostly pine after girls and call each other gay”
Barry loves Helen, or so he thinks. As she preens, he swoons. But over the course of one hot summer’s day, everything changes. Fueled by overactive hormones and unrequited desires, this funny and tender play about teenage love charges towards an unexpected climax.
"One of the most thoughtful, tricky and interesting plays in the programme"
British Theatre Guide (True Love Waits at Latitude, 2010 Tour)
"Bite-sized theatre is well worth finding the time for"
Jo Caird, What's On Stage Blog (Word:Play 4 at the Arcola)
"Short and intensely gripping"
Whats On Stage (True Love Waits, 2010 Tour)
Travel and Contact Information
The John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama