Persephone's Dream (Live Performance)

How are we human when we sleep?

Fri 18 Sep 2020

Persephone's Dream (Live Performance)


Produced by Fat Lady CIC

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 21:00 - 22:00, Tuesday 22nd September 2020; Persephone's Dream (Interactive Broadcast). A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days and tickets for the broadcast are sold seperately.

Concept: Holland Williams
Music: Grist, Braithwaite and Alexander

Persephone’s Dream is a digital/live hybrid opera that tells a story of withdrawal from the world. Unpicking the rites of hibernation and exploring whether, in our waking sleep, we can still yearn, struggle, resist – be human.

Through the central figure of a biodegradable Persephone and a 2D virtual chorus of curious eyes, the piece explores the purifying power and danger of isolation. It interrogates the threshold between suspension and action, the real and the imagined and asks if the dream is good – why wake?

Additional content for the broadcast:

What makes the perfect bedtime story? Are your dreams made of sand or something more substantial? We are inviting audiences to attend a nighttime engagement in PJs, with blankets close at hand and a night-time drink on the ready. We will be asking you to help us recreate a wondrous dream and set up for a perfect night’s sleep. Persephone’s Dream team warmly welcome people who identify as sleepyheads.

All ages (mostly adults)
Content warning: hints of violent intent

Friday 18th September - 8:45pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Tickets:  Full price: £15.00 / Financially Challenged: £5.00

Prior to arrival:
You and your group must not have tested positive or be showing symptoms of Covid-19, nor have come into contact with someone who has tested positive within 14 days prior to your visit of The Cockpit.
If you or someone in your group starts to show symptoms of Covid-19 while you are at The Cockpit you are to tell a member of staff present and leave immediately.

COVID House Rules
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Please follow all signage. It is current and up to date.
Wash your hands frequently. Use hand sanitiser after you’ve touched anything in the building including yourself.

COVID rules are adjusted in line with government regulation so please check the page for up to date info;
Essential reading before you attend a performance at The Cockpit: COVID House Rules & Coming to See a Show (don't panic, they're short)

Full Price: £15, Financially Challenged: £5