Carriageworks Theatre Presents THRENODY FOR THE SKY CHILDREN, 9/18
THRENODY FOR THE SKY CHILDREN, written and performed by Jack Dean transforms the Carriageworks Theatre studio this September into a small dark corner of a frighteningly transformed Britain.
In a town in the middle of nowhere, in the attic of his parents' house, a man convinced he was born with wings flees from the chaos outside and picks through his confused past.
Threnody for the Sky Children is a darkly comic mythological thriller that draws inspiration from Ovid's epic poem Metamorphosisto tell a tale of love, loss, and shattered childhood dreams against the backdrop of a highly unusual apocalypse.
"Funny, wise and beautifully performed"
"Intelligent and beautifully written, it is a thought-provoking piece that manages to remain irreverent and honest throughout"
Jack Dean is a Yorkshire-based performer who has carried his love of verse to many places, including the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival, the Radio 4 National Poetry Slam and a male beauty contest in Hackney. He likes to take the hip hop medium he grew up with, go out with it, get it drunk and push it down the high street in a shopping trolley full of fireworks at4am. Jack won an Ideastap Innovators award in 2012 and was Apples and Snakes' Poet of the Month in October 2013. His debut collection, Poems For Grown Up Children, was published by Burning Eye Books in 2013.
"Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they'll do next"
Lighting Design by Sam Hollis-Pack
Animation by Saskia Tomlinson
A Bristol Ferment Commission
Threnody for the Sky Children
Thurs 18 September 7:45pm
Tickets: £10.50 (£8.50 concession)
Tickets for all Carriageworks Theatre productions can be booked on 0113 224 3801, online through our website atwww.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk or in person at the Carriageworks Theatre Box Office, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.
The Carriageworks Theatre is a modern venue located in the Electric Press on Millennium Square programming a wide variety of theatre, film and events for the whole family. We are the proud home of the Leeds Civic Arts Guild, the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers and a wide range of weekly classes open to the Leeds community