Tue 26 – Sat 30 November 8.15pm
Tickets Full £11 / concession £8 (no conc. Fri or Sat)
Personal archives, paintings and poetry are cut and spliced together live on stage in this multi-layered story.
Bristol theatre company Stand + Stare, headed up by brother and sister, Barney and Lucy Heywood, have worked with their Dad, Pip Heywood, to bring his 30+ years’ experience as a documentary film editor to the stage. In The Eye of the Hare, showing in our Brewery Theatre at the end of this month, Pip applies his craft to live performance in this autobiographical piece.
He explores the threads of continuity in his family, a serious accident, and the act of storytelling itself. By juxtaposing broad themes like his love of landscape with intimate details such as the feel of his mum’s dress, Pip weaves together a story that relates to all of us.
Pip says: “What I’ve found heartening is that responses have shown it has a wide relevance to people.”
Working with a 16mm film editor’s pic-synch and a live camera feed projected on stage, he guides the audience through the processes of editing. As he cuts and splices, the multi-layered story of his life unfolds through personal archives, paintings and poetry.
Co-director, Lucy, says: “We’re thrilled to be performing at Tobacco Factory Theatres for a week, having begun the journey of this show as part of Prototype, back in March 2012.”
Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted to welcome Stand + Stare to our Brewery Theatre, having supported the development of this show from its first iteration at Prototype our TF+ work-in-progress scheme for artists and theatre makers, in March 2012,through a work-in –progress showing here last autumn and then Ferment at Bristol Old Vic this summer.
“Stand + Stare rarely do things by halves” * * * * Venue Magazine on The Guild of Cheesemakers
“The accounts were honest, real. I could relate immediately.” Mayfest Blog on Turning The Page
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