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.