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.
A collaborative creation by
William Oldroyd (Director)
Lowri Jenkins (Writer)
Javier Ariza and Amy Gwilliam (Performers)
Since its site-specific inception in 2011, the show has toured extensively in caves, castles, warehouses, decadent old houses, black box theatres, cloister courts, in both Spanish and English languages.
It was Teatro Entre Escombros' first show, and had an overwhelming reception, winning two 2nd Best Show awards and a Best Actress award in festivals in Toledo and Murcia, and a nomination for the Creative Award at the Prague Fringe in 2012.
“this sparklingly witty but deeply dark gem” (British Theatre Guide)
“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.” (onestoparts, London)