Ménage à Trois
By Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon
24th & 25th August 2012 - Tramway, Glasgow
31st August 2012 - Bounce Festival, MAC, Belfast
8th September 2012 - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
11th September 2012 - Eden Court, Inverness
19th September 2012 - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Sometimes I feel like a machine. I forget I was made to touch skin, to feel heat, breath, to have someone's smile pressed into my neck. I wasn't made to click. . . But with you I click. We. Click. Like a clique, a trio, a Ménage à Trois.
In a dark, private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows - her crutches.
A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning new piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham.
Exploring Claire's twenty year relationship with her crutches, this darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait asks if it's possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.
Ménage à Trois is created in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and has been commissioned for Unlimited, a project celebrating disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The project is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, the Scottish Arts Council, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.
An age guide of 14+ is recommended.