More on this later

7.30pm on 23 March 2012, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

'Edith loves him. More on this later'
Robert Walser

More on this later is a theatre piece inspired by the life and work of Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956). Directors and performers Gabriele Heller (theatre-between) and Claire Webster Saaremets (Skimstone Arts) play with different layers of observation. The characters in this piece are tangled up in a distant love story between the waitress Edith and the Robber. Jumping back and forward between theatre producers, characters and narrators Claire and Gabi invite the audience to question their roles as spectators, investigators and our desire to understand the world through close observation.

The Giant: 'We love what we know, like children unable to grasp the idea of something we have never witnessed before. We desire what we can't get because it is too far away for our little arms. We love what we don't have to take for granted. We love what we are used to. We love what lies there just in front of us and also what shimmers in the unreachable distance.'

Gabriele Heller and Claire Webster Saaremets: Concept, text and performance

Audience comments:
'Thoroughly enjoyed every second - I am off to read some Walser - converted'
'I really enjoyed the pieces, opened my eyes to storytelling - loved it.'
'I would like to walk down the street and sit and watch, watch, listen and watch.'
'I liked the performance very much, especially how you managed to illustrate the different characters the spirit was wonderful. Thanks!'
'What a fascinating piece, thought provoking and beautifully performed.'
'So original. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.'