subject mater - EDINBURGH PREVIEW
'Daughters are the unsolved riddles of our unlived lives'
Three siblings. A kitchen. A box of cassette tapes left by their mother. On them, titles for every chapter of her life.
Together, the siblings engage in a ritual game of make-believe. As they uncover the reality behind their mother's veneer, an absurd and dystopian world emerges where kitchen appliances become people – the perfect dysfunctional family resurrected.
Will they get out of the kitchen, or is it too much too late?
A form-pushing new play by Nadia Cavelle, Subject Mater is a loosely autobiographical and daringly imaginative journey into the mother/child relationship and what it takes to break free.
Subject Mater is written by Nadia Cavelle (Bruises, Lascivious Grace) and directed by Oliver Dawe (Frau Welt, Pink Confetti). It stars Cavelle herself (Tartuffe, Beautiful Damned), Zachary Fall (Poldark, Versailles) and Lorna Nickson Brown (The Bookshop, Of Mice and Men).
Woven Voices seeks to create and develop compelling content for screen and stage. Its credits include short films Lascivious Grace (Underwire Festival 2017, BIFF 2018 & BFI Flare 2018), Girls Don’t Cry and Talking Traffic (WIFF 2016 & Rencontres du Court 2017) as well as critically acclaimed new play Bruises. The company is interested in exploring subjects including multiculturalism, identity, feminism, gender and sexuality.
OLDER SISTER Nadia Cavelle
YOUNG SISTER Lorna Nickson Brown
BROTHER Zachary Fall
CREATIVES AND PRODUCTION
WRITER Nadia Cavelle
DIRECTOR Oliver Dawe
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Rūta Irbīte
LIGHTING DESIGNER Simeon Miller
COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGNER Josh Spear
Running time: 60 minutes
Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 7.00pm
Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th July 2019 at 9.30pm
Saturday 20th July at 3.00pm
TICKETS £14 (£12 concessions)
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