A high impact, but grittly low-tech visual theatre exploration of the force and grip of intense mood. Stark text free theatre exploring the effects of depression on human functioning – compellingly performed by Ana Almeida, accompanied by a masterful live score by DaveBeMac – this piece is the culmination of a creative development initiative funded by Creative Scotland and first performed at MANIPULATE Festival 2018.
Psychotherapist and theatre maker Francisca Morton is a masterful interpreter – she confidently dives into a silent dialogue about a life spiralling out of control using nothing more than guile, wit and a sheet of polythene.
Fast-paced and interactive this piece throws up concern about the see-sawing of emotion and fragility of mood, not least how she will prevent herself from suffocating under a thin film of her own melancholy (and plastic.) To a mesmeric acoustic guitar score by Dave BeMac. Deadline News
Morton compels us with deft touch, comic timing and dramatic assurance. Audience member
Faux Theatre is an Edinburgh-based theatre collective specialising in devised visual theatre and puppetry inspired by human connection. Francisca Morton (Artistic Director) gained an honours degree in Dance and Performing Arts and went on to further training at the Arnhem Academy for New Dance, Netherlands. She makes, designs and performs visual theatre.