Presented by Caroline Horton and Company with China Plate in association with the Bush Theatre as part of RADAR 2013
Winner of The Stage Awards Best Ensemble 2012
We’re putting on a play. It’s about anorexia, but don’t let that put you off.
Based on Caroline Horton’s own experiences of anorexia, Mess is a show about one person’s journey through anorexia and recovery. The show tells the story of Josephine’s attempt to put on a play that will ‘tackle issues and conquer stigma’, with the help of her good friend Boris and musician Sistahl.
Josephine, Boris and Sistahl are catapulted from the depths of despair and bafflement to the heights of joy and hope and back again as they struggle to tell the story of Josephine’s anorexia and recovery. Mess is a window into an internal world of addiction and control, which is finally rejected for the outside world – messy, chaotic, rich.
The show was devised by the company and written by Caroline Horton. With absurd physical theatre and original songs, Mess is darkly funny, deeply moving and incredibly bold.
Touring in association with Beat (the UK’s leading charity supporting people with eating disorders). Developed with the help of experts from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry. [email protected] Arts Centre. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award and Arts Council England. Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Parabola Arts Centre. Supported by Ovalhouse, London.
From the Olivier nominated playwright and performer of You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy
DATES AND DETAILS
Mess plays as part of a double bill alongside Where the White Stops] from ANTLER theatre on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 November, 7.30pm: £15 (£13 concessions and £10 Bush Connect Members tickets)