A horror-farce which draws on theatre of cruelty, magic and sacrifice.
Mortgage has burnt down the last theatre on Earth. She must now rebuild it with the skin, bones and blood of actors. And you are invited to the casting. Burnt to a crisp, and in the care of two demonic drag-doctors, Mortgage isn’t having the best day. As we circumnavigate her short and terrible life down the corridors of the asylum (Purgatory), the healing is a hell all of it’s own.
A collaboration between Created a Monster and the David Glass Ensemble.
Both performances will be followed by a panel discussion around the themes of mental health and loneliness in the younger generations, with a particular focus on those trying to forge their way into the arts. There will also be discussion on the the form of Mortgage in terms of how physical theatre, visual theatre, mime and theatre of cruelty and how it holds resonance. The panel will include Briony O’Callaghan, David Glass, Hester Welch, Simon Gleave and Derek Elwood plus guests.