by clockfire theatre company
"The production is highly sophisticated loaded with intrepid integrity." - KEVIN JACKSON
A decaying relic of patriarchal power, Sir sits in splendid isolation, monarch of Nothing and general in an unending trench war. Enter La Femme du Jardin, a cordial but persistent voice demanding a change in the order of things. Sir appears deaf to the messages - they come in a language he does not comprehend. But, like the unstoppable flourishing of weeds in the untended garden, the voice of revolution becomes impossible to ignore.
Physical theatre company Clockfire presents a riotous take on the eternal struggle between male and female views of power, from how it is guarded and maintained, to the voices and experiences that demand to be heard. Inspired by the theatre of the absurd, the show bristles with poetic images and surprising moments of beauty amid the crazy desolation of the little kingdoms we create.
IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH WITH FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Director Emily Ayoub
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.