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DIRECTOR OF CHEAP DATE
Co-founded in 2014 with fellow Falmouth university graduates Lauren Shuker and Debbie Mason. Cheap Date use physical theatre and cross genre performance to bring mundane humans to the stage or whatever performance spot they wonder upon. Whether a stage, a brewery, a set of stairs on a High street there are stories to be told and shared. Through movement, speech and sound Cheap Date love it when it's cheeky, when it's too honest and most of all when it gives an audience a memory and a story to share.
The below listed works have received international and UK praise from audiences of all ages.
Dirty Words// Premiered Spring 2019. UK tour Spring 2019, reworked and staged Summer 2023, full run Edinburgh Fringe August 2023. A exploration of language and communication through music, dance, speech and film with the usual Cheap Date cheekiness.
STAIRS// Premiered Summer 2019. UK tour dates May/June, Sept/Oct 2019 . A magical, moving set of stairs appear in your village hall before coming to life through movement, storytelling, clowning, and humour.
Little Women Big Balls// Premiered Spring 2017. Tour dates TBC UK and Sweden. A family friendly show designed to make us all reflect on our own successes and failures with a smile on our face. Told through sports analogies it's a balancing act of too many balls to count.
How We Lost it// toured the UK with a successful stint at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A story of love, sex and relationships told through Cheap Date's unique blend of comedy Dance Theatre.
DIRTY WORDS/ - Cheap Date //2018/19, restaged 2023
GLASSWORKS - Kevos, Cheap Date & Minack Theatre //23
STAIRS- Cheap Date //2019
ME, BUT BIGGER//2016
LITTLE WOMEN BIG BALLS - Cheap Date //2016/17
HOW WE LOST IT/ - Cheap Date //2014/15
RULES - FALMOUTH DOCKS //2014/15
CHOREOGRAPHY/MOVEMENT DIRECTOR CREDITS-
THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY - Ha Hum Ah & Minack Theatre//23
GIANTS - Minack Theatre //23
BALLARD OF ST.JOHNS - ICON Theatre //2022
TEMPEST - Trebah Gardens //2022 - movement consultant
FIREWORK MAKERS DAUGHTER - Tete a Tete Opera & Minack Theatre//2022
WOLVES OF WILLOBOUGHY CHASE - Minack Theatre //2021
ORFEO - Minack Theatre //2019
DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
Direction, Choreography and Movement Direction for a variety of organisations including but not limited to Minack, ICON Theatre, Trebah Gardens, Tete a Tete Opera, Cheap Date.
Community commissions included outdoor work for Eden Project, National Trust gardens, Falmouth University, Minack Theatre, Carhayes Castle.
GLASSWORKS// THE MINACK THEATRE
This music, dance theatrical project was a collaboration with Musical Director Patrick Bailey and The Minack Theatre. Five professional dancers responded, evoked and embodied the sound of the score of the iconic Glassworks by Composer Philip Glass, bought to life by an ensemble of 12 musicians. A truly special piece of movement, music and performance in a unique setting. Set created by Murdoch Design.
DIRTY WORDS// CHEAP DATE
This music and dance collaboration originally devised with Seamas Carey and associate director Kyla Goodey explores communication and the power of words. Through dance, speech, music, and digital media this works honest stories explores all our dirtiest words. Re-worked in 2023 with Josh Penrose with a full run at the Pleasance Dome at Edinburgh Fringe.
STAIRS// CHEAP DATE
Our stairs, your space. Exploring how the staircases we tread lead to everywhere and nowhere all at once. Visceral dance, spoken word, comedy and spectacle all come together to explore this intrinsic part of our everyday lives. With a moving, transforming stage designed by Murdoch Design, this show is one of a kind created specifically to bring dance in an accessible way artistically and practically to rural audiences.
ME, BUT BIGGER//INDEPENDANT
This music and dance collaboration with Patrick Bailey, internationally renowned conductor and composer, paired seven young gifted and talented children with seven cornish dance artists to talk about human interaction, self reflection and growing up.
LITTLE WOMEN, BIG BALLS//CHEAP DATE
Created for Cheap Date, mixing sports and dance theatre in a fresh and dynamic look at attempt, success and failure. So many balls, not enough time.
HOW WE LOST IT//CHEAP DATE
Co-created with the other founding members of Cheap Date a blend of comedy dance theatre, with abstract and literal retellings of virginity, romance, intimacy and dating.
RULES - FALMOUTH DOCKS//INDEPENDANT
The only dance and performance event to ever be held inside Falmouth A&P Dockyards. This one off public event housed a short dance performance and accompanying film created in collaboration with local film students and musicians. As well as V-jing performance, live DJ and spoken word.
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