Where: The Asylum Chapel, Caroline Gardens, Peckham, Asylum Road, SE15 2SQ
£: 15 (9.50 concessions)
What is it?
Dirty Market Theatre presents Something About You (makes me want to hurt you), a new site-specific piece inspired by Electra.
Time Out Fringe Show of the Year winner Dirty Market return with a new site-specific piece. Set amongst the decayed, stained-glass splendor of this rediscovered gem – Asylum Chapel Peckham – Something About You fuses theatre, dance and art to take the audience on a journey into a mythic past. Inspired by Electra, this lyrical, comic and sometimes violent piece is a call to action; stop waiting for heroes and take your own authority, if you really want to feel alive.
Egg is lost. Caught in a loop, she can’t leave her flat; even when mummy comes calling. But when a strange man from her past decides to visit, everything changes. Memories of another life come flooding in – one in which she called the shots – and Egg decides it’s time to act.
The grade-II-listed stained-glass Asylum Chapel is part of a site that served as an old folks home for retired pub landlords in a time before the welfare state existed. Once central to the community the Asylum Chapel now hosts various arts events.
Dirty Market was founded by Georgina Sowerby and Jon Lee in 2005. DMT are inspired by the French concept of Bricolage. They create their shows using playfulness, improvisation and trial and error with surprising results. In 2007 they won Time Out Fringe Show of the Year for Bacchaefull.
Director and performer Georgina Sowerby trained as an actor at Drama Centre London. She’s acted with many companies and co-founded Moving Arts Initiatives, creating hands-on story and art events for children and their families in Peckham, in association with Tate Modern.
Jon Lee trained at Rose Bruford College and the Laban Institute. He directed The Persians at The International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Cyprus and has created several performance art works performed at The Foundry, Shoreditch and BAC.
More info: The Asylum Chapel has disabled access and there will be a signed performance on the Saturday 15th October matinée. For tickets visit www.ticketweb.co.uk or phone 0844771000.