Menage a trois
Devised and directed by Claire Cunningham & Gail Sneddon
Performed by Claire Cunningham and Christopher Owen.
"Sometimes I feel like a machine. I forget I was made to touch skin, to feel heat, breath, to have someone’s smile pressed into my neck. I wasn’t made to click… But with you I click. We. Click. Like a clique, a trio, a Ménage à Trois."
In a dark private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows - her crutches.
A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage a Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer/video artist Gail Sneddon.
Set within an extraordinary, animated environment, it envelops the performers in a surreal, imaginary world.
This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Claire's twenty-year relationship with her crutches and asks if it's possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.
2012 Ménage a Trois Premieres at:
Tramway, Glasgow 24th-25th Aug
Press performance 24th Aug. (7.30pm)
Bounce Festival, Belfast 31st Aug.
Southbank Centre, London 8th Sept.
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 11th Sept.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 19th Sept.
Photographs by Sven Hagolani and Peter Dibdin
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In Partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. Commissioned by the Unlmited Cultural Olympiad programme and part of London 2012 Festival.