Head/Heart, The Bike Shed, Exeter, Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th July, 7.30pm
Head Music and Heart in Mouth is an explosive double bill of short new plays exploring love and loss in the 21st Century that promises to offer short, sharp shocks of total theatre.
In defiance of recent cuts to the Arts, and without a penny of government subsidy, Box of Tricks embarks on their first small-scale regional tour.
With the shortfall funded through philanthropic donations on the website WeFund (www.wefund.co.uk), the company will be travelling to Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, Exeter and London this summer.
Despite this lack of funding, Head/Heart is one of their most ambitious projects to date: two short plays inspired by the themes of ‘head’ and ‘heart’, presented with specially-created video art and original music.
The company has assembled a young team of exciting creatives: playwrights Elinor Cook, currently under commission with the Bush Theatre, and Daniel Kanaber, nominated by OffWestEnd as one of 2010’s most promising writers, video artist Carolina Vasquez (Sherman Cymru) and composer Isobel Waller-Bridge (Manchester Library Theatre and the BBC).
The cast is recent RADA graduate Andrew Martyn-Lewis and Greer Dale-Foulkes, seen in HighTide’s Lidless (Edinburgh and West End) last year; directed by Box of Tricks’ Artistic Directors, Adam Quayle and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder.