Lewis Barfoot

The History of the Pomegranate

by Lewis Barfoot

Directed by Kath Burlinson

Design by Juliette Jeanclaude


Performed at The Pulse Festival, Old Vic Morgan Stanley Rooms, Royal College of Surgeons, AAh - Arts igniting minds and Jacksons Lane. Made with support from Jackson's Lane, Arts Council UK and Arts Igniting minds.


From the turmoil of Persephone to the temptations of Eve, The History of the Pomegranate combines the classical with the whimsical, the profound with the gloriously playful and exposes the universal richness of being female, fecund and fat with life. With a unique blend of humour, song, physical storytelling and haunting loop-pedal soundscapes, this solo show unearths the mystery and magic of this revered mythical fruit.


Reviews:


****"Quirky, entertaining & brilliantly executed one woman show... At times her use of physicality makes her seem like a female Berkoff.   Anthony Taylor - RemoteGoat


“Infectious humour, A wonderful and enchanting evening” - Audience Member


“Incredibly original: The mixture of the music, lyrics & the dramatic with the comedy was wonderful” Audience Member


“I am so intrigued by the pomegranate now, is this normal?”Audience Member

Up the Cafe de Paris

Devised and written by the Hannah Kimpton & Lewis Barfoot

Directed by Kath Burlinson


Performed at The Pulse Festival, New Players Theatre, Charing Cross & Schools and Village halls tour.


London 1941. High on the roof tops overlooking the Café de Paris. Two remarkable women are thrown together on fire watch. Empowered and transformed by the experience of the war we follow Margaret and Violet as they face an enormous new responsibilty. Delving into the roots of true friendship they embark on a journey of  self discovery facing fear, betrayal and desire head on - a journey that reaches it’s climactic conclusion on 8th March 1941, International Women’s Day, the day the Café de Paris is bombed.


Audience reviews:


“That was terrific!”

“Completely engrossing, moving and superbly acted”

“Brilliant, very poignant and well balanced”

“ A very emotional experience, the acting was excellent”

WOLF

Devised by the Authentic Artist Collective

Text By Iain Finlay Mcleod

Music by Kerry Andrew

Directed by Kath Burlinson


Performed at The New Wolsey car park, Woods in Suffolk, a barn, Caves in  Edinburgh Festival & Intransit Festival at West Brompton Cemetary.


WOLF explored the ecology, psychology and mythology of the human/wolf relationship, inviting us to meet ourselves as we travelled with the pack. It’s about our ears, all the better to hear you with. And noses, all the better to smell you with. And how we understand the pack, the loner, and our place on the planet.


WOLF received brilliant reviews:


***** 'Dangerous, sensual and sexy…snap up a ticket' - Edinburgh Guide

***** "The best example of site-specific perfomance I've seen" - Screenworks.co.uk *****Thrilling, arousing...connects to somehting wild deep inside" The Daily Dust


Hidden Birds

Devised by the Company

Directed by Abigail Anderson


Performed at La Virgule, Tourcoing, France

Winner of both Audience and Jury awards in Les Eurotopiques Festival 2010. Made with Ewan Downie (Company of Wolves) and Brian Ferguson.


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Bedtime Stories

by Upswing

Directed by Victoria Amedume


BEDTIME STORIES WON THE “BEST FAMILY EVENT” AWARD IN THE 2015 GET CREATIVE FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL!


★★★★ The Scotsman “a very beautiful, dynamic and well-crafted show for children and their grown-ups”


★★★★ Arts Award “ A treat for the senses”


★★★★ Festmag “a loving hymn to the power of imagination”


★★★★★ Mumble Cirque “A mesmerising adventure for children of all ages”


Incontinental

Created by Kazuko Hohki, Colin Carmichael, Lewis Barfoot and Alastair Forbes in collaboration with Andy Cox and Nao Nagai

Music by Max Hallett and Lewis


Supported by Wellcome Trust. Performed at CPT, Latitude and the SICK festival, Basement, Brighton.


In Incontinental Kazuko and her collaborators invite an audience to join them for a cabaret of stories, situations, song, science and a spot of ballroom dancing to explore everyday control and what it means to loose it. Breaking one of the last great taboos, the show explores the subject of faecal incontinence something that one in one hundred people suffer from at some point in their lives but few will talk about, even with their doctors.


“A gutsy and gentle piece of theatre.Total Theatre