Fuel and Ovalhouse present
THIS RESTLESS STATE
at Alphabetti Theatre
17-20 April 7.30pm
Intimate storytelling and innovative sound design combine in This Restless State, a new collaboration between writer Danielle Pearson and performer Jesse Fox. Weaving together three stories from across Europe at different times – in 1989 around the fall of the Berlin Wall, in London in 2017, and in Rome in 2052 – each considers the personal and political choices we make and the fact that our beliefs and our personal feelings don’t always match up.
Fuel and Ovalhouse have co-commissioned this new solo performance which comes to Alphabetti Theatre in April as part of a national tour leading audiences on a journey across our continent’s past, present and future in a story of family, national identity, conflict and love.
Jesse Fox says ‘I’ve been interested in making a show about European identity for a long time. I was defining myself more comfortably as European than British and I realised that this is not a universal experience. As Europe finds itself increasingly plagued by schisms and challenges, I’ve begun questioning my assumptions about how important national identity and a sense of home are to people and I’ve discovered that perhaps being British is more important to me than I initially expected.’
This Restless State builds on the success of Jesse Fox’s recent shows with his company Engineer Theatre Collective, which have seen his work nominated for various Off West End Awards and featured in The New Yorker.
He is collaborating with Danielle Pearson, Playwright in Residence at the Watermill Theatre and the winner of the EU Collective Plays! Competition, and Jemima James - Associate Director on ‘The Encounter’ by Complicité.
Funded by Arts Council England and the Leche Trust. Development supported by Engineer Theatre Collective. Co-commissioned by Ovalhouse.
14 – 24 March
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
7.30pm | £9, £10 and £15
ovalhouse.com | 020 7582 7680
Arena Theatre, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE
7.30pm | £10 and £12
arena.wlv.ac.uk | 01902 321 321
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
7.30pm | £8 and £10
exeterphoenix.org.uk | 01392 667080
Alphabetti Theatre, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4 HP
7.30pm | Pay what you feel
alphabettitheatre.co.uk | 0191 261 9125
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Recommended age: 14+
Running Time: 50 mins