When: 30th – 31st March, 7.30pm
Where: Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, London SW4 0QW
£: Tickets cost £6 (Suitable for ages 14+ years)
What is it?
Mortgage, a horror-farce which draws on theatre of cruelty, magic and sacrifice, will be on at the Omnibus Theatre in London from Friday 30th to Saturday 31st March.
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 its own.
The performance will be followed by a panel discussion around the themes of mental health and loneliness in the younger generation, with a focus particularly on those trying to forge their way into the arts. The panel will also discuss the form of Mortgage in terms of how physical theatre, visual theatre, mime and theatre of cruelty can hold resonance and expand the discussion on the themes involved.
The panel will include Briony O’Callaghan, David Glass, Hester Welch, Simon Gleave and Derek Elwood plus guests. Mortgage is a collaboration between Created a Monster and the David Glass Ensemble.
Omnibus Theatre, housed in a former library perched on the edge of Clapham Common, is home to a 90-seat studio theatre, a café/bar and two performance and rehearsal spaces. Their work is in part inspired by the legacy of the beautiful red brick 128-year building, and includes both classic tales and adaptations reimagined for contemporary audiences, as well as theatre makers and writers telling new stories in unexpected ways.
More info: www.omnibus-clapham.org