Our Glass House - Common Wealth Theatre A site-specific theatre event about escaping domestic violen

by Common
on Monday 09 Apr 2012

type: Event Notice
topic: Anti-Cuts
region: Bristol
event time: Wednesday 18 Apr 2012 05:00

Responding to the current government cuts against women’s services Common Wealth have worked with artists, musicians, carpenters and even magicians to create an event that is part-theatre, part-gig and part-exhibition. An ordinary house on a residential street will be transformed into a world for the audience to explore taking the universal, familiar space of a house and filling it with fantasy, detail and stories. There will be no violence or perpetrators in this piece, instead the company is focusing on why people stay and how they leave. The show is based on real life testimonies from women and men who have survived domestic violence.

A story of control, fear, love and ultimately hope, Our Glass House invites the audience to be witnesses to a marriage, which they soon become responsible for as they determine their journey around the house.  By the end the audience witness and are complicit in fantastical escapes; a woman dances down the side of the house, another transforms her living room into a courtroom and becomes judge, a teenage girl ‘vanishes’ with the use of magic.

Extra info about show - The show will be staged in a residential house - please be respectful of our neighbors and enter and leave the venue quietly. We ask people who travel by car to not park on Hudd’s Vale Road. There is parking around St George park. There is no wheelchair access.

Age recommendation 13 +

Venue: Common Wealth. We are going to meet on the crossroads of Plummers Hill and Hudds Vale Road and audience will be lead to the house.

Wednesday 18th April - Sunday 29th April 2012
Wednesday - Friday shows at 6pm and 8.30pm
Saturday shows at 3pm and 7.30pm
Sunday shows at 1pm and 4pm
Thursday 26th April- 2pm- British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted performance

Tickets £10 Full Price / £5 Concession (Must bring proof)

Tickets available from Tobacco Factory Theatre
Call: 0117 9020344

PLEASE BOOK TICKETS EARLY AS DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SHOW WE WILL HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY AND ANTICIPATE SELLING OUT QUICKLY.

Link: www.commonwealththeatre.co.uk