19/02/2013 by camdenpt
Date: Fri 15 March, 2013
Ticket Price: £10(regular)/£8(concessions)
Created by Untied Artists, commissioned by Bite Size
Can the way we kill animals tell us anything about how we deal with our own demise?
Accompanied by a menagerie of exquisitely crafted puppets, two knackermen investigate the pitfalls of being high up the evolutionary chain.
Taking source material from interviews and documentary footage of veterinary surgeries, farms, abattoirs, hospitals and homes this piece tells a moving and darkly comic tale about the only certainty in life – Death. How it’s become removed from us as a process, and how maybe we should reclaim it; But stick with us, hopefully it’ll be a fun watch.
“There is such an unflinching honesty, coupled with a beautiful human kindness that makes this play genuinely humbling and unique” Strawberry Line Times
Untied Artists are a Birmingham based company lead by Jake Oldershaw and Jo Carr. They create diverse, engaging performance in a variety of styles and contexts.
Previous work has toured nationally and internationally, recent projects include:
The Story Of The Four Minute Mile – A site-specific show celebrating Roger Bannister’s record breaking run. With Oxford Playhouse.
“We get a whiff of what it might have been like to be in those illustrious running-shoes all those years ago. And that’s quite something.”
Domenic Cavendish **** The Daily Telegraph
Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto (Toured nationally 2010-11) – A celebration of Al Bowlly, the unsung star of the danceband era.
‘A sublime mix of songs, interactive theatre,
and dance from costumed retro types’
Intimate History (Toured Nationally and Internationally 2005-2010) – A one–to-one performance. Mini epics of astonishing sweetness and emotional depth brought to life using found objects, tiny models, heartfelt music and song.
‘Makes you feel so special you’ll want to stay and pour yourself another drink’