Caroline Horton and Co and China Plate present
Run time: 60 minutes
Content warnings: We’re putting on a play. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off.
"Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major major talent"
Written by Caroline Horton
Directed by Alex Swift
Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from 2013 Olivier Award nominated Caroline Horton (You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy)
[email protected]. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award and supported using public funding through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Parabola Arts Centre. Supported by Ovalhouse, London.
Developed with the help of experts from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry.
Premiered 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ The Herald
“It is one of the oddest, funniest, saddest pieces of theatre I’ve seen in some time” – The Independent
Winner – Best Ensemble (The Stage Awards 2012)
Winner – Argus Angel Award (Brighton Fringe 2013)
Nominated – OFFIE for Best New Play 2013
Caroline Horton – 2013 Olivier Award nominee (for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy)
Photo © Ed Collier
Mess offers an insight into the experience of anorexia that challenges popular misconceptions. The show tours with an accompanying workshop that was created specifically for the piece, in collaboration with key medical and outreach experts.
The workshop explores the themes addressed in the show and aims to:
Workshop location: school / education / mental health environments
Target participants: Students aged 13yrs+
Maximum participants: x 30
Length: 2-4 hours
N.B. The above information is a guideline. Bespoke workshops can be arranged to suit your venue/establishment.
In addition, regular post show discussions, private Q&As and talks addressing the themes of the play are available for school groups / specific audiences.
For more information, please contact Ed Collier
An award-winning theatre maker, performer, writer & director; currently touring the UK with All of Me.Read more
© Ed Collier
© Ed Collier
© Ed Collier
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