Wrecking Ball is a conversation about consent, authorship and putting words in other people’s mouths.
Its a story about a male photographer and a female celebrity. Its a question about how far we’ll go, how much we think we’re in control and how much we’re prepared to ‘go with the flow’.
The piece playfully manipulates theatrical conventions and narrative expectations, examining the seductive power of make believe and the subtle abuses of power that dictate our relationships – with each other, with art and with language. The authors of the work are also the performers and the lines between truth and fiction, and consent and coercion blur until they’re destroyed.
It began as an experiment at Counterpulse in San Francisco as part of a Forest Fringe residency, working with the writer and director Andrea Hart. The development and UK tour was funded by Arts Council England, and the project was supported by Theatre Bristol’s Company Producer pilot.
Click here to read Lyn Gardner’s review for the Guardian
Click here to buy the script
Click here to read some notes on performing in Wrecking Ball