LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO, SADLER'S WELLS
as part of the
London International Mime Festival
17th-19th January 2019
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This rapturous triple bill from founder-artistic directors Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry brings famous faces to life to reveal the yearnings and imperfections of human nature. Queen Victoria & Miss Havisham mourn their losses in a monstrous modernist ballet, Queen Have & Miss Haven’t; Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana are dogged by fame and beauty in The Princess & the Showgirl and dancer Julie Cunningham (ex-Michael Clark and Merce Cunningham companies) becomes artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore in Thick & Tight's new solo, Radical Daughters.
With thanks to our supporters: Arts Council England, South East Dance, Dance West, The Place and Corali Dance Company.
"Original, inspired and fantastically talented" Total Theatre
"F’ing excellent, Like watching Nureyev and the Divine David on mushrooms! Book now, like NOW" G Scene
"Cultured magpies" Exeunt Magazine
"I love it... I’m literally craning my neck to get closer to the stage" British Theatre Guide
"A subversive delight" ***** The Stage
"No-one makes work anything like this" - BachTrack
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A NIGHT WITH THICK & TIGHT was presented in 2018 at the Brighton Fringe, winning 2 awards:
The Space to Dance Award from South East Dance and the Brighton Fringe International Touring Bursary in association with The Pebble Trust.
A NIGHT WITH THICK & TIGHT
QUEEN HAVE & MISS HAVEN'T
The ultimate widow and the eternal bride fester in a landscape of vengeful misery; bitter antagonists united in grief. A monstrous modernist ballet set to Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony.
Queen Victoria: Eleanor Perry
Miss Havisham: Daniel Hay-Gordon
Costumes: Tim Spooner, working with underskirts by Yolanda Sonnabend. Crown by Sheila Hay.
Make-up & wig: Darren Evans
Music: Olivier Messiaen, Bernard Parmegiani, Scott Walker, Walker Brothers, Leonard Cohen, Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham, Fats Waller & Basil Kirchin
Originally commissioned by DanceWest's Ignition Dance Festival 2017
In this solo choreographed by Thick & Tight, Julie Cunningham embodies the work and lives of these subversive artists, step-sisters and lovers who were sentenced to death for Nazi resistance, but survived.
Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore: Julie Cunningham
Costume: Tim Spooner
With thanks to EdgeFWD at Edge Hill University
THE PRINCESS & THE SHOWGIRL
Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana, dogged by fame and beauty, are bound together by their mysterious deaths and find solace in one another.
Marilyn Monroe: Daniel Hay-Gordon
Princess Diana: Eleanor Perry
Prince Charles/Michael Jackson: Harry Alexander
Camilla Parker-Bowles: Claudia Palazzo
Athur Miller: Josh Spear
Tony Curtis: Thom Shaw
Costumes: Thick & Tight
Music: Messiaen, Terry Riley, Jule Styne and Leo Robin, Duran Duran, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Marilyn Monroe, The Velvet Underground
Originally commission by Wilton's Strike! Festival 2016
With thanks to: Gary Clarke, Patience Tomlinson, Sheila Hay, Dickie Beau, Lou Cope, Patricia Langa, Julie Cunningham, Claudia Palazzo, Duckie, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Donald Hutera, Trinity Laban, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Marlborough Theatre, Ugly Duck, The Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne, Steyning Festival, Impermanence Dance Theatre, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Carl Harrison, Helen Lovett Johnson, John Matherson, Bar Wotever, Annabel Dunbar, Jan Winter, Justin Hunt, John Highfield, Maliphant Studios, BalletBoyz Studios, Darren Evans, Ruth Holdsworth, Daniel Thomas & Daryl Percival.