How to be amazingly happy! By Victoria Firth followed by Fawn by Lizzie Klotz
Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Victoria Firth attended the Artist as Entrepreneur (AAE) in the North. During these events, she had discussions with artists about how Lawrence Batley Theatre might programme smaller scale and new work, so this Curatorial Voice series of events is about exploring an answer to this. Other programmers will also be invited to these evenings in order to share developing dance pieces with them. Two of the pieces that she is presenting were shown at the showcase event during the AAE in Newcastle and one is an AAE artists work.
Pairs are specially curated evenings of discovery – each is a double bill of a theatre performance twinned with a short dance work.
How to be Amazingly Happy!
Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the one you imagined. In this big-hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy our heroine’s mid-life search for joy, identity and belonging features public
displays of playfulness, private truths and sheer bloody mindedness. Join Victoria as she asks – is it possible to be happy without kids?
Why do we seek to please? And how? Complimenting, flattering, being obedient, doing something really well whilst remaining humble.
Fawn considers the act of pleasing as an instinctive response to fear, threat and failure. As a solo work, fawn draws parallels between the relationship of pleasing another, pleasing an audience and pleasing oneself – as a person, as a dancer and as a woman.
Tickets: £8 - £14
To book, visit thelbt.org