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calyx

by sean burn
presented by gobscure
Thursday 24th May, 7.30
Saturday 26th May, 9pm
Sunday 27th May, 12noon (+Q&A)

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if you were abducted and held for 2,000 days could you grow back into your previous life?
can you now let go of the man who kept you captive for so long?

this is the dilemma that calyx, eighteen and newly freed from captivity, faces.

a calyx is the part of a flower that protects the developing bud and this is the name by which this young woman now wishes to be called.

is she strong enough to fight against the circumstances of her abduction? in this lyrical play by sean burn, come and witness how calyx manages to build a fragile hope for herself despite it all.

sean burn is a writer, performer and outsider artist with a growing international reputation.  actively involved nationally in disability arts, he was shortlisted for a dadafest disability arts award 2009 and completed a major residency at the new gallery walsall in association with dash (disability arts shropshire) where he worked to ‘reclaim the languages of lunacy’. his latest play next swan down the river might be black has just finished its national tour (march 2012)

Director: Nick Fogg
Cast:
Calyx: Laura Markham
Marchand/Soren: Lee Garrett
Gail: Kaz Luckins

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