For anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.
This is an exploration. I want to tell a story – well, my family’s story. Some of it may be true and some may not. There was a song my mom used to sing to me, which her father sang to her. It may have been Irish (that’s where he came from) or even American (that’s where I come from). Or possibly Scottish (weird, because none of us are from Scotland). Using poetry and live folk music, this show is for anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.
Directed by Caroline Mary Williams (Now Is The Time To Say Nothing, The Young Vic). Dramaturgy by Chris Goode (Men In The Cities). Music and material by Rhiannon Armstrong (The Loveliness Principle, Coney). Written and performed by J. Fergus Evans (my heart is hitchhiking down peachtree st, Contact Theatre) with material contributed by the company.
Post Show Discussions:
Tuesday 10 & 17 March
Thursday 12 March
Praise for J. Fergus Evans:
‘a traveling troubadour’ The Guardian
‘Gently perceptive... rich and unhurried’ Total Theatre
‘heartwarming and intimate’ A Younger Theatre
‘a refreshing reminder of just what can be achieved in Theatre’ Public Reviews
There will be no show on Sunday 15 March
There will be no show on Wednesday 18 March
We are able to admit latecomers for the first 15 minutes only.
J. Fergus Evans on Twitter: @Fergus_Evans #RovePlay
Have a look at the teaser trailer here: