Empty Room is about a family held together by music. Onstage a jazz singer talks about her daughter and sings about her lover. Backstage a sax player rants about art and addiction, and coping with fatherhood in between. And in a classroom, an idealistic teenager (over)shares her passion for Dmitri Shostakovich and the importance of music in times of trouble.
In different places and times, they speak about truth, art, love and trauma.
The first solo show from musician and theatre maker Miriam Gould (Associate Artist of Little Bulb Theatre), Empty Room uses live song, intertwined monologues and a violin concerto to explore how music can free us; revealing hidden depths in order to survive in times when we need it most.
After the show audiences are welcome to share their own song to add to the Survival Playlist which is being compiled from submissions around the world.
Watch the trailer here.
7 – 9 Aug Cockpit Theatre
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Image Credit: India Roper-Evans
Here are three scenes from the work-in-progress in 2015.
Adventures in Black and White (with Double Trouble)
Exploring the aftermath of displacement in our families, Judita Vivas and I have recently finished development on our debut show as Double Trouble. Having premiered the full show, with stunning design from Andrea Carr, at the now opened Streatham Space Project, we are getting ready to take this show on the road. First stop, Camden People’s Theatre!
24 – 26 Oct at Camden People’s Theatre
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