How can we nurture our collective sanity?
Bouncing on a pilates ball in the Land of Lounge Room, a recovering mum and love-struck, sleep-deprived teat is desperate to soothe her baby. Unable to reach her sister, who wrestles with a ‘cataract’ on what Shakespeare calls the ‘mind’s eye’, she stitches together a pillow-book of tales told through poetry and performance.
Written & Performed by Skye Loneragan. Music by Mairi Campbell.
Directorial eyes: Kath Burlinson & Stewart Ennis.
Choreographic support: Emma Jayne Park.
Thanks to producer Andrew Eaton-Lewis.
“Loneragan is such a gifted and engaging performer, both in words and movement, that the quiet integrity of her unadorned staging comes to seem like a gift; in a show that talks of madness, but also of how women’s lives, honestly described, always tend to defy the norms of our culture – including our ideas of sanity and exactly what it might look like.”
Joyce McMillan, Scotsman