by clockfire theatre company
"The production is highly sophisticated loaded with intrepid integrity." - KEVIN JACKSON
We write to you from the trenches of a pernicious war.
We persevere only in the knowledge that our virtuous garden
is being tended, cared for and cultivated.
Spring is almost here.
Oh the privilege of Spring.
Yours in truth,
La Femme du Jardin
Sir, a monumental leader of futility, sits alone in his garden of knowledge suddenly interrupted by a series of letters from a mysterious woman of the garden. Propelled into a war in which he fails to recognise the enemy, his world underfoot begins to sprout and women wise, persevere and rise - considerately of course.
IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH WITH FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Director Emily Ayoub
Producer Dino Dimitriadis
Lead Devisor/Performer Alicia González
Devisors/Performers Catherine Parle, Laura Turner & Tony Weir
Sound Design Ben Pierpoint with live foley by Samuel Newing-Stern
Design Collaborator Amanda McNamara
Stage Manager Luke Cignarella
Sir Tony Weir
La Femme du Jardin / La Belle Vache Catherine Parle
Garçon Alicia González
Soldier / Pissenlit Laura Turner
Typist Samuel Newing-Stern
The first incarnation of this project was supported by funding from Hothouse Theatre, Ainslie Gorman Arts Centre and Q Theatre. It was first performed at the Old 505 Theatre, 2017.