Site-Specific : 37a Cathedral road
This is a physical theatre piece for children, set in an existing abandoned Victorian House in Cardiff. As a site specific piece every object or scenic element is drawn from what already existed in the house itself. I’ve endeavoured to create an environment for a group of school children around Year 4 (ages 8-9) to explore, have fun and express themselves. The central story is led by two characters, a Victorian collector and a young modern-day performance artist. They meet in this very house one night in unforeseen circumstances.
The play incorporates mime, acrobatics, penny farthing tricks, exploration of the house, sketching, storytelling and dancing. It runs over a week and the aim is for the house to fill up with the childrens’ drawings and stories of everyday and victorian objects that they've found in the house. Many of the objects left around the abandoned house are to do with its power circuits. It would be offered to schools as a possible way into learning about electricity and Cardiff’s history. Runtime - approx 1hr30mins.
Edward Ethelbert the Collect & Joy Ghosh the Performance Artist/Acrobat