Combining a lyrical text, immersive staging and an enigmatic and compelling performance style, Autobiographer draws us into the unravelling mind of the central character, Flora. A tender, poetic and thrilling new work by Melanie Wilson. UK Premiere.
Voiced by multiple performers, Flora reveals a curious and evocative portrait of a life refracted through the lens of dementia. Featuring a cast of four and a bold, electrifying score of voice and sound.
Melanie Wilson is an exciting new figure in experimental theatre well-known for creating compelling theatre and delivering wholly new experiences of live performance.
Melanie’s most recent production Iris Brunette, toured nationally and internationally to great critical acclaim, receiving the Best Production award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2009. She works with Fuel to produce her work.
'Wilson's tools are not just the word or the physical, but also her own intensity, light and dark, and an extraordinary soundscape that transports us into a dislocating otherness.'
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (Iris Brunette)
Janet Henfrey shares the role of Flora and is familiar to theatregoers for her West End, National Theatre and RSC work and for her many TV appearances, which include As Time Goes By, Doctor Who, Tipping the Velvet and The Singing Detective.
Please note: the production has an unusual seating arrangement with the performers and audience in the same area.
Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.
Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and the Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Development supported by ARC, Stockton on Tees. Developed at MAKE 2010, an artist development programme supported by Absolut Fringe, Cork Midsummer Festival, Project and Theatre Forum.