SIZE OF COMPANY
1 on the road
To create work that promotes intimacy and genuine exchange with an audience, often in a one-to-one, autobiographical or confessional context, in a range of non-traditional performance spaces.
‘A little gift… The exchange that takes place is transformative, not just a transaction.’ The Guardian (Foot Washing for the Sole)
‘An exceptionally enriching piece of theatre.’ The Scotsman (The 14 Stations of the Life and History of Adrian Howells)
‘An act of extraordinary generosity.’ The Guardian (An Audience with Adrienne)
Foot Washing for the Sole Adrian invites you to take the weight off both your feet and mind as he washes and dries your feet, anoints them in frankincense and sweet almond oils and massages them. (30 mins, 1 on road, religiously/culturally sensitive.)
The 14 Stations of the Life and History of Adrian Howells Drawing on the 14 Stations of the Cross, this is a promenade piece where Adrian leads you on a journey through 14 interactive sites in which he ‘confesses’ both the suffering he has endured and the pain he has inflicted on others. (75 mins, 2 on road, contains nudity and some strong language.)
An Audience with Adrienne An intimate studio theatre piece, which is transformed into Adrienne’s living room, for 25 people. The audience are treated to tea and biscuits, play parlour games and select autobiographical stories from a menu, which Adrienne either orates or shows as home movies. (90 mins, no interval, 3 on the road, homoerotic images displayed, some strong language.)
For Foot Washing, 14 Stations and Held there are two illustrated talks to offer: ‘Close Encounters of the Adrian Howells Kind’ or ‘Personal Services with Adrian Howells’. Aimed at adults. Of interest to a professional audience, especially to theatre/performance studies students at university, academics, researchers, performance-practitioners, etc.
For Salon Adrienne, Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience and An Audience with Adrienne there is an illustrated talk: ‘The Art of Being Adrienne’. Aimed at adults. Of interest to a professional audience, especially to theatre/performance studies students at university, academics, researchers, performance-practitioners, etc.
For all pieces: a workshop on creating confessional/autobiographical performance. This can be a one- to five-day intensive workshop and is especially suitable for drama/theatre studies students in higher education and acting students at drama schools. It can also be adapted for most age and ability groups, but not younger than 18.
RECENT INTERNATIONAL WORK
2009 Italy, Spain (Foot Washing for the Sole), Singapore, Germany (An Audience with Adrienne)
2008 Israel (Foot Washing for the Sole/An Audience with Adrienne)