World Premiere

LITTLE SISTER

  • Created by Mark Storor in collaboration with the Company
  • 4 August 2016 - 7 August 2016
  • The Theatre

I HAD TO HOLD MY TONGUE, TO BITE IT, AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Mark Storor makes work in a unique place between live art and theatre. He specialises in giving voice to those we rarely choose to hear, often collaborating with people from vulnerable and marginalised communities and those living with chronic illness. He usually works over several years to create extraordinarily beautiful, delicate and uplifting theatre in which community performers and professionals work side by side in genuine partnership. His work is intensely visual and poetic - images from his shows tend to stay with audiences forever.

Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale The Twelve Swans, this extraordinary project brings together participants from across Greater Manchester with professional artists including a clown, an aerialist, a classical cellist who plays the saw, and the production departments of the Royal Exchange Theatre.  

“Storor is a genius at excavating lived experience and showing it as staged metaphor.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

"The fairy tale is the spine, a delicate thread upon which to hang the flesh and blood of the authentic true stories of men and women we have worked with. Fairy tales offer us portals into the darker yet nonetheless human aspects of our existence, a throat from which the unthinkable, the inexpressible, the monstrous, can be heard." Mark Storor, Theatremaker

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 August 2016

    Thursday 4 August, 7.30pm
    Friday 5 August, 7.30pm
    Saturday 6 August, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
    Sunday 7 August, 2.30pm

    TICKET PRICES: All seats £15 and concessions £10

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    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online  

    PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL BE NO BANQUETTE SEATS AVAILABLE FOR LITTLE SISTER 

    How to book

    RUNNING TIME: Estimated to be 90 minutes with no interval

    AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION An opportunity for a Q&A with the Little Sister company, chaired by Amanda Dalton
    The chance for audiences to find out about Mark Storor's unique process and the making of Little Sister over two years, working with community groups, the entire Royal Exchange theatre staff and creative team.
    Friday 5 August (after the evening performance)
    FREE

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR & DESIGNER Mark Storor

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