provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth
Thursday 23rd September 2021
3pm (the show runs for about 1 hour)
People Express, The Old Pressing Shop, Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. DE11 9DG (better for satnav DE11 9AZ).
People Express are thrilled to welcome back Gobscure with their new show 'provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth'.
this 'support worker' once said 'what dya need books for yr homeless?'. our revenge was thirteen years of reading, graduating from the open university, 2016c.e.. this highly visual performance is all about giving voice, changing 'the' narrative, rewriting the future. we kick the bucket, show how red tape saves lives, hand out crime-scene tape for all and ask whose the bigger criminal - us or the govern-mentals : provoked offers creative resistances and shows how to reframe narratives - housing is a human right. ultimately estate-agent plastic gets turned into a wee home lit by a book while the austerity-crutch flowers thanks to pages of a book. the title of the show is a line from engels conditions of the working class in england
‘’dizzying and hypnotic, cutting edge social commentary, part creative resistance and part performance. ... gobscures lived experience powerfully shows how personal and political play out. spellbinding’’
Museum of Homelessness
Find out more about the show here.
About Gobscure: experienced solo performer for many types of space and audience, indoors and out. rose carved in rain - newcastle fringe / alphabetti theatre, also supported by curious arts (queer arts north bursary), the newbridge project, futures venture radical artist fund and edinburgh printmakers. music theatre includes ships-ov-fool originally commissioned for gift: gateshead international festival of theatre and touching edges of flood (sage gateshead sessions). 2 sound&music awards. artistic associates with museum of homelessness anddisability arts online (both are lived experiences). jessie kesson literary fellow at moniack mhor - scotlands new writing centre; society of authors award; solo exhibitions internationally includingwith alma zevi venice. northern broadsides (digital squad commission and on their art squad.) alumni of graeae theatres write to play including writers attachment at the royal court theatre, now part of graeaes beyond partnership with theatres nationwide. mgc futures bursary holder 2021
supported as part of BOOST : the Third Angel Mentoring Scheme in association with Sheffield Theatres