Period of research and development using movement, verbatim, projection, live music & puppetry to bring the world of psychosis 2-3 in 1000 mothers face to the stage.
Inspired by one of the artist’s ancestors, Company Four will tell Mary Ann Barker's story, who, in 1900 suffered Postpartum Psychosis after the birth of her son, Jack (brought to life as a Bunraku puppet).
Alongside this, with support from Action on Postpartum Psychosis, this show will explore modern stories and experiences of mothers who have lived experience of this still stigmatised mental illness.
Please Wait In The Foyer
Please Wait In The Foyer is a series of arts, music and theatre based workshops for young people with experience of care and homelessness in Greater Manchester.
The project focusses on the participants interests giving them the opportunity to explore mediums in the arts that they do not have any or sufficient access to. Please Wait In The Foyer will culminate in a combined performance, sharing and/ or exhibition curated by the participants and supported by the lead artists and guest practitioners they have been collaborating with during the 10 weeks.
The Manager (Appetite For Silence)
An experimental short film set in the managers office of a busy restaurant. We follow the manager dealing simultaneously with the demands of her staff and the aftermath of a road accident and how this impacts the evening service of this local bistro.
Directed by Barry McCall
Written by Gemma Whiteley & Barry McCall
Misguided, scatty and can't take care of a goldfish. Told in an episodic format this story follows one woman's desire to thrive in a big city.
Class, art and family collide in this monochrome comedy drama.