octopi have three hearts and produce their own ink yet humans call octopi violent for throwing seashells underwater! humans also medicate confined creatures for 'zoochosis' - that antipsychotic medication first tested on animals gave us our 2 heart-attacks as 'side-effects'. bleak humour is proven to aid survival. heartfelt is about reframing narratives & learning to grow. a game of competitive empathy will be played; psychiatry will be reduced to firewood; edible-love-poetry will be offered to all. have a heart, & come watch this wildly inventive disability-led solo theatre show!
This is a relaxed performance.
'heartfelt' is backed by MGC futures bursary; Graeae beyond bursary; Level Centre Residency; Slung Low Leeds. Alex Kelly of Third Angel is outside eye director.
Quotes on previous shows:
‘dizzying and hypnotic, cutting edge social commentary, part creative resistance and part performance... spellbinding’ - Museum of Homelessness
'intelligent, unsettling & entertaining in equal measure' - Disability Arts Online
This event is part of Writers’ Week – an inspiring programme of readings and writing events, a true space for everyone interested in all things writing to come together and celebrate the power of words.
All the events are free of charge but we will be holding bucket collections throughout the week to raise money to support the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. So not only will you be getting involved in some thought-provoking and interesting events, but you’ll be supporting a humanitarian cause at the same time!