THE DISAPPEARING ACT
At Steiner Academy Hereford
Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm
Arts Alive and Herefordshire based theatre company Open Sky Theatre, are delighted to present ‘The Disappearing Act’ in Birch Hall on Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm
“Dark, delirious and magical” Hereford Times
Blending new-writing, visual physical theatre and “striking theatrical invention” (The Stage), Open Sky tell the tale of magician’s assistant Edie Rose. On the eve of her fortieth year Edie Rose is finally hosting her own show. To assist she conjures up two versions of herself, one younger and one older. Together the three Edies (aged 23,40 and 61) re-examine the loves, hopes and losses of her life using séance, mentalism and dark, mysterious magic. The Disappearing Act is an alchemy of perspectives: the hopefulness of youth, the wisdom of experience and the disappearing act of ageing.
Based on true stories from female performers, The Disappearing Act explores themes of sexuality in performance, motherhood, the hopefulness of youth, the wisdom of experience, love, loss, identity and how women culturally ‘disappear’ as they age.
Founded in 2012 by Fringe First/Total Theatre award-winning partnership Claire Coaché and Lisle Turner, Open Sky combine new writing with visual, physical theatre and work with local, national and international artists.
“A powerful roller-coaster of physical theatre, music, magic and time travel.”
“The play was so sensitive, inspiring, clever and touching. I identified with so many parts of it and came away with a knowing that my older self is going to be fine. What a gift to give your audience.”
Steiner Academy Hereford on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm (01981 540221 ext 4) Tickets available from reception or online at artsalive.co.uk
Suitable for ages 14+