“Simultaneously outrageous ideas, laugh-out-loud humour and dark imaginings.”
(Oxford Daily Info)
On a desolate island in the high seas, an age-old siren works for the boss of a run-down cabaret shack which is frequented, each night, by lonely sailors. Blamed for the club’s demise, the siren is sent to kill a lighthouse keeper, both to recover her sexual powers and to gain control of the light. It should be a doddle, but as a deaf man he is resistant to the siren’s powers and an unlikely romance blossoms...
A tale of solitude, fate and bad timing.
“Entre Escombros return with their unique style of storytelling – mixing ribald comedy with painful pathos, clowning with beautiful imagery: the sublime with the ridiculous”.
THE MOLE AND THE WORM; an underground tale
“You haven´t come to rescue me? …And they´re not waiting for me up there? … And you thought… you thought I was a rock? ...You do that to rocks?”
Through cavernous damp and darkness, a lonesome Spanish pot-holer discovers an antique English girl buried, forgotten in time. Despite their differences, they must somehow get on.
A web of cruelty and unlikely kinship is wound in this darkly innocent tragicomedy.
Since its site-specific inception in 2011, the show has toured in caves, castles, warehouses, decadent old houses, black box theatres, cloister courts - in Spanish and in English. It has had an overwhelming reception, winning two 2nd best show awards and a best actress award in Spain, as well as a nomination for the Creative Award at the Prague Fringe in 2012.
An original creation -
Performed by Amy Gwilliam and Javier Ariza
Written by Lowri Jenkins
Directed by William Oldroyd
“It’s just outstanding, from start to finish. Excellent performances, a fantastic piece of new writing, and an exciting new company I can’t wait to see more of.”
“Masterfully played ... these accomplished actors use physical theatre, dance, movement and brilliant comic timing... assailing us simultaneously with outrageous ideas, laugh-out-loud humour and dark imaginings.”
ALL ABOUT MY MONSTER
A sharp suited genetic scientist, on the line for promotion, finds out she is 9 weeks pregnant. This was not the plan. This was never going to be the plan. This very much f*cks up the plan.
In the hours/weeks/months that follow, as her hormones are running riot and she is losing a grip on the plan, she is confronted with some unsightly spectres, including a desolate Virgin Mary, a dancing vagina and a monstrous Mary Shelley.
One woman’s messy journey into the dark womb of motherhood.
A collaboration with performer and writer Jaime Mears, based in Lisbon.
THE MAIDS (Jean Genet)
A new translation of Jean Genet's The Maids.
Work-in-progress in collaboration with Dark Matter Theatre Company.
WILD WOMEN DO
“Did you read the small print? … Ah, me neither.”
Two women, united in the hope of earning some hard cash and then fulfilling lifelong dreams, sign up lucrative fertility clinical trials. Without reading the small print, both sign on the dotted line. As invisible eyes, scalpels and screens interrogate and infiltrate their bodies, and pills and potions are consumed, an extraordinary relationship is forged.
Hilarious, disastrous: an uplifting dystopia for modern times.
The show – made in Spanish - premiered at Mutuo Arts Centre in Barcelona in July 2013 and later toured to Madrid and Murcia.
It received its English language premiere on December 12th 2015 as part of the SPAIN NOW! Festival at Brixton East.
THE HUMAN VOICE (Jean Cocteau)
An adaptation of Jean Cocteau's La Voix Humaine, performed by actress and clown Alicia Benito in Spanish and French.
Commissioned by Caja de Burgos, it received its premiere in October 2013, before touring to Madrid and Palencia in November 2013.