In A Vulnerable Place & Solo

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Part of RADAR 2015

In a Vulnerable Place

by Steve Waters
presented by the Bush Theatre and Steve Waters

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‘Has the world changed or have I changed?’

Returning to the Bush after his prophetic diptych of plays The Contingency Plan, playwright Steve Waters takes to the stage for a one-man show that tells the story of a very personal journey into the reality of climate change.

From the near-to to the far-flung, Waters has spoken with people in the Norfolk Broads and in Mongolia. He meets reed-cutters and camel-herders, twitchers and nomads; he meets the man who saved village and visits in prison a man who saved a river. While what he finds is often troubling, there is humour and hope that emerges from a world where there’s ‘so much left to fight for’.


Solo

presented by curious directive

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curious directive, double Fringe First Winners (Your Last Breath & Pioneer), present a first look at their new show Solo.

In a cold garage on the outskirts of a small town on the East coast of the USA, the “Off The Grid” podcasters are piecing together the story of Richard Steiner, who disappeared during a solo attempt to sail around the world in 1990.

Using an aural approach to storytelling, Solo drops into the lives of Richard Steiner’s three daughters 25 years after his disappearance.

As the estranged three sisters begin to follow each other’s lives again, strange connections begin to appear between them. The podcasters shine a light on one of the most compelling and controversial new scientific theories as to how life is possible; the nautical, wave-like world of Quantum Biology.

Made in collaboration with Prof. Johnjoe McFadden.


Cast, Creatives and Credits

In a Vulnerable Place
Writer and performed by Steve Waters
Directed by Boz Temple-Morris
Set and costume Georgia Lowe
Lighting design Sherry Coenen
Sound design Alisdair McGregor

Solo
Director Jack Lowe
Designer Cecilia Carey
Sound design Daniel Balfour
3D Animation Craig Kirk
Producer Tom Harland
Production Manager Ed Borgnis on behalf of Jamie Hendry Productions
Stage Manager Jade Hunter
Creative Associates Adam Alston, Gareth Taylor and Russell Woodhead
Devising cast Fiona Drummond, Lisa Jackson, Heather Long

Devised over 4 weeks in later Oct/Nov 2015, this is the first look at a new piece that will premiere at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in May 2016. This evening you will see the first 60 minutes of a 120 minute play.

Made with the support of Arts Council England, University of Surrey, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norfolk County Council, IdeasTap & Theatre Royal Plymouth.

This is a past event 23 Nov 2015
‘Restlessly intelligent theatre’
The Telegraph on curious directive's Pioneer
‘a triumph...some of the very finest dramatic writing London has seen this year…’
The Telegraph on The Contingency Plan by Steve Waters
‘Terrific…a show with brains and a heart’
The Guardian on curious directive's The Kindness of Strangers

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