Monday 5th June, 7.30pm, Theatre
Joan Eardley was an extraordinary painter who, quite simply, died before she had finished. As an artist she remains unsung. Best known in Scotland where she was not born; rarely heard of in England where she was.
Heroica Theatre Company – with the support of National Galleries Scotland and Stellar Quines Theatre Company – is creating a new journey for Joan Eardley: one which brings her back to new life, and follows her as she makes her way through joys and frustrations, friendships and solitary stretches, disillusionments and disappointments – as well as passions and triumphs.
This interactive promenade piece by Anna Carlisle- directed by Marilyn Imrie and starring Alexandra Mathie – will take you, quite literally, along with ‘Joan’ as she paints, ponders – and pursues her very unusual lifestyle. Meet her ‘children’, her friends and her lovers, hear the sounds of the streets and the Catterline coast and become a living part of her painting day.
The production tour of Joan Eardley: A Private View comes to you through the generous support of Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and random arts giving.
‘Photograph of Joan by Audrey Walker; courtesy of The Scottish Gallery’.
The production of Joan Eardley: A Private View is a promenade performance, and will require people to stand and move around the performance space for approximately 75 minutes. Portable stools will be provided for those who cannot stand for the duration of the performance.
12th-14th July, 7.30pm, Theatre
The predictions have finally come true; we have killed our planet. Humanity has been forced underground, away from a surface that is no longer inhabitable, and is now running on borrowed time. When the power supply to this new home is cut off, a young group of friends, desperate to save their community, try to turn it back on. They are forced to confront their environment, their inheritance, and each other, and all the while time is running out…
‘Not Our Turn’ is influenced by world events of the last year, and originated from TYP’s young actors’ reactions to last year’s EU Referendum, where they felt keenly the frustration of being unable to vote. Committed to giving young voices big platforms, TYP commissioned an emerging playwright to create the show in collaboration with their company members.”
About The Young Pretenders
Established in January 2015, The Young Pretenders Theatre Company is an award-winning youth theatre based in Exeter. Built in collaboration with its young actors, TYP strives to inspire young people aged 11-18 to pursue a creative future through the teaching and creation of innovative theatre. TYP’s mission is to challenge the misconceptions surrounding the capabilities of young artists, as well as the assumption that youth theatre isn’t a professional form in its own right.
BODY MIRROR SYSTEM
Saturday 29th April 8:30-20:30
Sunday 30th April 9:30-19:30
>For more information: www.fondation- brofman.org