'One flash of light, just one glance in your direction and everything's over changed forever or begins again.'
Electricity is a collaboration between Helictite Orchestra, Gabriele Heller (theatre-between), Bethany Peacock (choreography and dance) and actor and director James Ryland. Based on the poem Electricity by Graham Mort, it examines our common understanding of electricity as a natural force - from its incredible displays of power, right down to the tiny electrical impulses that allow our brains to operate our bodies. In giving electricity a voice, which is both visceral and disturbing, Graham Mort demonstrates, in no uncertain terms, who is really in charge of our Universe.
'This is poetry you can touch, feel, smell, taste and drown in (...) His way of seeing the world, of feeling his experiences is sometimes almost shocking in its newness.'
Graham Mort: Text
Gabriele Heller, James Ryland: Actors
Bethany Peacock: Choreography and dance
Tim Foxall: Cello
Roderick Hephaestus: Trumpet
Yassen Roussev: Saxophon
James Smith: Guitar
Garry Villiers Stuart: Flute
Ben Lawson: Art and graphic design
Louise Gregory: Lightning Design
Stunning words, soul-moving music and dance, superb performances: truly electrifying! Thank you.
Another exploration of the Unknown! Loved the cerebral onslaught!
Inventive, engaging – superb. Thank you.
Weird and wonderful interpretation of spoken word – let’s have more of it here!!
Mesmerising and beautiful in parts, bloody weird in others - Thanks!
A very innovative piece of theatre. Loved the multi media approach – especially the use of dance with the text.