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Poetry Double Bill - Roma Havers / Connor Macleod

  • Barley Twist 91 Carrington Street Nottingham, England, NG1 7FE United Kingdom (map)

Roma HaversBolted tells the story of a woman apparently trapped in her ever-transforming home, which begins to imitate her interior thoughts. Some days the clocks begin to droop, or the windows disappear, or a room appears that she knows not to enter. Highly poetic but character driven, and drawing on physical theatre and performance poetry staging, the piece is a powerful exploration of the effects of agoraphobia and a woman who truly believes 'her mother had made her up as a cautionary tale'. Bolted features live music from classically trained multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Schwarz (Bonnie&Co). She composes and creates material for performance that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and often multi-media. Her work explores the importance of sound and music in visual art and theatre.

Connor Macleod’s Queue is an epic performance poem that follows one man's journey from one end of a queue, to the other. This show will document the beauty of new relationships, the ache of loneliness and the bitterness one feels for those more fortunate than yourself, all sped up to fit into a half an hour performance. A mixture of sharp comedy, existential dread and unconventional poetics, Queue is the show that plays in all of our heads when we're trapped with our own thoughts.


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