Along cycle paths, alleyways and canals comes a coming-of-age story that maps the journey of a girl from a seaside town, to life as a 20-something. Writer and performer Cecilia Knapp’s debut piece is about a lot of things; growing up, her mother, make shift dens and childhood, accidentally shaving off your eyebrows, drinking wine, love and one night stands. But it’s mainly about losing her brother Leo to suicide and how that affects a person.
Through humour and moving storytelling she shines a light on how we deal with loss, how we talk about mental health, and explores what it is like to grow up amongst these things. We meet the characters that have influenced her, listen to her old cassettes, hear her story and discover how she found home amongst chaos.
Directed by Stef O’Driscoll (Nabokov, A Tale From A Bedsit, Kate Tempest’s Hopelessly Devoted) Finding Home is brought to the stage through an evocative collaboration of words, projections, vocals and instrumentals, both classical and contemporary, including music from world champ beat boxer Bellatrix and Tongue Fu founder Chris Redmond.