| 9th June | 10th June | 11th June | 7pm | £6/£4 concession |

A performance bringing together new writing by Gus Watcham and film by Abigail Norris showing women in mental turmoil in two contemporary tales of shame, secrets, love, and anguish.

Kathy longs for the man who barely knows she exists, while chaotic violence and human frailty crash in on Sarah’s ordinary life. The two stories have been developed from spoken word pieces into drama with the use of basic props and minimal setting, directed by Mark C Hewitt.

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The Crush

Kathy’s story is told in the form of ten love poems written about her art tutor who once, for a moment, loved her work but now doesn’t know she exists. Ignored and lonely, once the inappropriate flame is ignited in Kathy she causes trouble for herself by re-imagining a romance that never happened.

This is always the result

Sarah’s story is told through a live voice over a film of layered images of domesticity by the seaside. In the performance Sarah’s safe world is upended by her son’s suicide attempt.

The stories of both women are, in a way, about things that have not happened. The stories are internal and ruminative, at contrast with their otherwise unremarkable lives. To find out more about the performance, click here.

This is always the result is a collaborative performance based on mutual creation as Watcham newly immerses herself in theatre and its Brighton premiere was her first performance in thirty years, receiving 4 star reviews.

Get your ticket here or on the door, subject to availability.

gus4About the Artists

Gus Watcham studied at RADA and then worked in small-scale touring theatre and fringe. After studying Fine Art Gus returned to drama through a course led by Mark C Hewitt.

Mark C Hewitt is a freelance writer, theatre maker, and director of live literature productions.

Abigail Norris is an artist film maker whose work examines the rhythms of human nature compared to the rhythms of nature itself.