Scratching the shiny surface that hides the stains, 6 performers lay bare what others try to conceal: human imperfections, vulnerabilities and longings.
Marjorie's World Unhinged reveals what could happen if instead of our pets we took our imagination for a walk and let it off the lead. The piece entwines the stories of six very different characters, each of them looking for their own way of escaping reality – be it by dreaming of floating into the clouds, hanging onto a helium balloon or flying away on the back of a moth.
Characters ranging from aging ballerinas to factory workers are brought to life by Tilted’s multigenerational company of six outstanding performers.
27 date UK National Tour Sept 2006 – March 2007. Mercury Theatre Colchester; Junction Cambridge; Bowen West Bedford; Gardner Arts Centre Brighton; Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham; Miskin Theatre Dartford; DanceCity Newcastle; LABAN London; New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich; Dartington Arts Totnes; Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea; DanceXchange Birmingham; Lowry Salford; Dundee Rep; Traverse Edinburgh; Merlin Theatre Frome; QEH London; The Point Eastleigh; Wycombe Swan; ShowRoom Chichester; Worcester Swan; LEAP Festival Liverpool; Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon.
Funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and DanceEast.
Supported by DanceXchange, Mercury Theatre Colchester, LABAN, Jerwood Charity, Big Box Studios, Magic Plastic Balloons.