Marjorie’s World Unhinged
Performed by and created with:
Apprentice & Understudy: Anna Orkolainen
Film Actor: Charlie Fowler
Voiceover Artist: Adrian Stokes
Costume Design: Suzanne Holmes
Lighting Design: Adrian Plaut
Music and Sound Design: Jeremy Cox
Set Design: Jon Bausor
Video Production: Steve Jackman
Choreography, Concept & Text:
Maresa von Stockert
Funders and Supporters:
Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and DanceEast.
Supported by DanceXchange, Mercury Theatre Colchester,
LABAN, Jerwood Charity, Big Box Studios, Magic Plastic Balloons.
Six performers lay bare what others try to conceal: human imperfections, vulnerabilities and longings.
In Marjorie’s World Unhinged, von Stockert marries dance and spoken word, pre-recorded film and projected live camera work, intricate props and a moving set.
On stage and on screen the stories of six very different characters entwine, each of them looking for their own way of escaping reality. Characters ranging from aging ballerinas to factory workers are brought to life by Tilted’s multigenerational company.
UK Tour Sept 2006 – March 2007. Mercury Theatre, Colchester; The Junction, Cambridge; Bowen, West Bedford; Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton; Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham; Miskin Theatre, Dartford; DanceCity, Newcastle; LABAN, London; New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; Dartington Arts, Totnes; Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea; DanceXchange, Birmingham; The Lowry, Salford; Dundee Rep; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Merlin Theatre, Frome; Queen Elisabeth Hall, London; The Point, Eastleigh; Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe; ShowRoom, Chichester; Worcester Swan; LEAP Festival, Liverpool; Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
Running time: 115 minutes (including interval)
“Speech in dance theatre is hard to pull off. Von Stockert’s scripts are witty and well-focused… there’s something distinctive about von Stockert’s work, an individual outlook, its own particular atmosphere.”
Zoe Anderson, The Independent, November 2006
“This marvelous blend of dance and theatre, for seven performers, film and mechanical furry dog, is closely, hilariously, observed, and touchingly aware of the sorrows of existence.”
Robert Beale, Manchester Evening News, January 2006
Top line photo credits from left to right: Merlin Hendy, Merlin Hendy, Merlin Hendy, Thomas Zanon-Larcher, Thomas Zanon-Larcher
Bottom line photo credits from left to right: Tiago Oliveira, Nuno Santos, Merlin Hendy, Merlin Hendy