The House - A solo performance by Carran Waterfield (Triangle Theatre)
|Starts:||19:00 3 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||21:00 3 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Theatre/Performance|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL|
The House is inspired by historical sources relating to poor women in the Victorian workhouse and contemporary debates about poverty and welfare. It traces a series of real and imagined characters, and narratives of destitution, institutionalisation, creativity and care, over a period of almost 200 years. Drawing on the performer’s research into her own family’s engagements with social welfare dating back to the Victorian workhouse, The House is an ancestral epic that explores how poor women have responded to welfare regimes historically and contemporaneously.
The performance on 3 November is being filmed from a static camera, and clips will be used for promotion and educational purposes only. Whilst the camera will focus on the performer, it is possible that some audience members will be captured on film. If you would prefer that we do not use clips that identify you as an audience member, please email Jenny Hughes in advance of the event. (Jenny.Hughes@manchester.ac.uk)
The House is supported by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, ‘Poor Theatres: a critical exploration of theatre, performance and economic precarity’, led by Dr Jenny Hughes (www.manchester.ac.uk/poortheatres).
This research explores the relationships between theatre, poverty and inequality, focusing on selected historical and contemporary examples. The House represents the findings of a practice-based research process exploring poverty, welfare and the representation of poor women.
Price: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Travel and Contact Information
The John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama