03rd December 2018 - 04th December 2018
A photo of a woman on stage in a blue dress seen from the waste up reading from a large book. Behind her text is projected onto a red wall.

Following the success of Can I Start Again Please in 2016 Sue MacLaine Company is delighted to be bringing its new show vessel to DaDaFest International.

vessel is about the medieval practice of Anchoritism, a life of strict and irreversible enclosure entered into by an elaborate ceremony during which the last rites were administered. Their lives defined by the parameters of a locked cell housed within a church; a miniature world of morality, scrutiny and spiritual survival.

It is about withdrawal, silencing, containment, banishment, sovereignty and personhood. vessel is about how we hold our history and how history holds us and contemplates notions of radical togetherness and radical aloneness.

Listen to the podcast with Melita Dennett speaking to Sue MacLaine about vessel 

BSL is integrated into the performance.

‘Challenging, devastating & devastatingly good’
The Guardian ****

Suitable for age 16+

Running time 70 minutes

Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Funded by Arts Council England with support from University of Manchester, The Place & Unity Theatre Trust.

This event is co-promoted with GenSex.

Edge Hill University St Helens Rd Ormskirk L39 4QP
L39 4QP
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01695 584480
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