Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.
Be part of the conversation.
This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including sci-fi adventurer Georgia Murphy, Omnibus Associate Artists High Hearted Theatre, and a blazing punk fairytale from Sally Pomme Clayton with Georgia Kalogeropoulou.
Girl from Ipanema by Georgia Murphy
Space, the final frontier…or is it? From award winning theatre maker Georgia Murphy comes an epic sci-fi adventure that questions the very meaning of life. Follow Nadjaska the hapless potato farmer-come-astronaut as she fails, falls and floats her way through outer space. Yes, there will be wormholes, yes there will be asteroids and yes…there will be… a giant human finger? Or a cardboard box, she hasn’t decided yet.
Feedback from Ipanema Work-in-Progress showings:
“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!”
Nicola Cross, Comedian
“Great work…now all you need to do is make a giant finger”
Sam Bailey, Artistic Director of Parrot-in-the-Tank
Many Years from Now by High Hearted Theatre
High Hearted Theatre are Gemma Kerr and Marcelo Dos Santos. In their work they explore the relationship between the performer, the audience, and the space the work happens in. They create original work, usually for non-conventional theatre spaces, with an emphasis on narrative and new writing.
This is a piece of work about ageing, legacy and memory. Their piece will involve some performance, some conversation, and possibly some games. They are a director and a writer but this time they are putting themselves on stage and are not quite sure how that’s going to turn out.
The Frog Princess Punked
Crazed Russian fairytale meets punk rock! Storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton, musician Georgia Kalogeropoulou and drummer Dawn Rose embark on a provocative collaboration – combining rhythms and noise of punk with blazing narrative. A lush fairytale reveals the dangers of annexing the wild, and the wisdom of liberating the female. In a soundscape of spoken word, electric guitar, songs, poetic language and rock beats, a collage of images and shadowy figures are created and manipulated by digital artist Fotios Begklis. Urban meets forest.
Life meets death. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless!
A punk fairytale for adults!
Sally Pomme Clayton – Story
Georgia Kalogeropoulou – Music
Fotios Begklis – Image
Georgia Kalogeropoulou is a multi-instrumentalist, creating soundscapes using voices, guitars, synths and circuit bent toys. Her music is strong and vulnerable, subverting expectations and challenges norms.
Sally Pomme Clayton is a pioneering storyteller and writer who has spearheaded storytelling for adult audiences across the UK since 1985!
Fotios Begklis is a digital film maker exploring interactive multimedia in innovative ways. Their collaboration extends the boundaries of storytelling, reaching new audiences, testing current ones!
Dawn Rose is a professional drummer and music psychologist. She has played and toured the world in contemporary feminist bands such as ‘Gertrude’ and currently, ‘Rantipoles’ and been a session player for ‘Right Said Fred’ and ‘Altered Images’. She has lectured at the British & Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM); at Platform One Music College, Isle of Wight and Goldsmiths, University of London. She was part of ‘The Happiness Project’ at The Roundhouse in London and the Edinburgh Fringe (2015).
Running time: 120 minutes (including a 20 mins interval)