Like a modern Grimm’s Fairytale with a nod to a Beauty suffering from Stockholm Syndrome bound to her abusive Beast, Kirsten is caught in a sickening and inseparable relationship. Will she ever escape? Her lover Randall knows better than anyone that nightmares don’t come from nowhere, and her request to leave takes them back to the beginning of everything.
Developed from a scene performed at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre (The Birdcatcher, directed by Jennifer Lunn) and another scene performed at Theatre503, (The Day the Sky Fell In, directed by Kat Woods), The Birdcatcher is now a journey through time and a story about the making of the stranger in the park. Cast: 1 male, 3 female, approx. 40 minutes.
‘Sing to me then the song of my life…’
Ina and Uma are hiding in the attic as their memories fall away like autumn leaves. But where are the leaves actually coming from? Who’s chasing them? And why is the bomb the only lasting memory they have?
Developed from my experience of witnessing my grandmother have Alzheimer’s, this is a lyrical, emotional exploration of how it might feel to have Dementia.
‘Sing to me then the song of my life
So I may know it or hear it sound on the breeze,
The chattering leaves and poppies may dance to its rhyme and rhythm.
I know not what it is.
I have no sense of its time.
My mind keeps me present throughout our dance
As feet follow feet with hand and hip.’