Don’t miss ‘dance goddess’ Antonia Grove of Probe in this virtuosic display of disguise and derangement specially created by Wendy Houstoun.
Using stand-up singing, sit down talking, monosyllabic dancing and fast talking movement, the metamorphic Grove embraces the chameleon desire to be all things to all people.
Houstoun stands out as one of the most original artists of her generation, with an international reputation for solo work. In her first ever such creation for another protagonist, she channels her capacity to make lucid and humourous observations on contemporary culture into Small Talk, a screen test for a B movie actress embodied by a series of edgy, sexy and unpredictable transformations.
‘A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.’
Coco Chanel ‘a deadpan ditziness worthy of the young Katherine Hepburn.’ The Telegraph
Non-dancers Matt Fenton and Leentje van de Cruys take the lead from their dancing children and dancing parents in an attempt to let go of cool, let go of age and just move. Taking inspiration from Lady Gaga, the Disney Princesses and Belgium’s entries to the Eurovision song contest, the pair let it all hang out. Not literally.
Leentje van de Cruys is one of the most exciting performance artists to emerge in the North West in recent years. Previous shows Horse, The Best Party Ever and Knitting to Worry About have all explored the particular position of being foreign in the UK. Matt Fenton is a theatre programmer and director based in Lancaster.