Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 April, 7:30pm

A double-bill of inspiring new theatre, part of The Yard's annual festival, NOW '15.

Bound by Lucy Hutson

A show about the slippery nature of identities; the ones you give yourself, the ones forced onto you and the ones that were once strong and now you are just clinging to.

More specifically it’s a show about breasts, gender and using urinals. But mostly it is about baring all and coming clean.

Bound is performed and devised by Lucy Hutson, a performance artist and agitator whose work questions human nature and interrupts social order. Lucy is a recipient of the 2014 Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Lucy’s work has been seen as part of SPILL Festival of Performance, Arches Live, Duckie and internationally as part of City of Women festival in Slovenia. Lucy is a Steakhouse Live Associate Artist and an Escalator East Live Artist. Bound is seed commissioned as part of Transforming Stories by Pink Fringe, Ovalhouse and Theatre in the Mill Bradford.

“I was bowled over … a provoking and very funny piece that considers what we believe in and just how hard it is to lead an ethical life.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Read more in our interview with Lucy here

miles & miles by Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin

We’ve got a rope and a pulley, we think we are navigating the cliffs, we are pausing for the skin to grow back on the tips of our fingers.

A Haranczak/Navarre performance project duet with Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin

A second ago I knew what we were doing, now I have no idea. I look to you and you dont know either. We find our way back.

We are falling in and out of a performance. There is confusion about waking and dreaming. We’ve got a rope and a pulley. We think we are navigating the cliffs, we are pausing for the skin to grow back on the tips of our fingers. The piece is a reflection on moving forward in spite of uncertainty. Something extra leaks in about thought processes and the relationships between us.

Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects is a company formed by Karen Christopher. They make collaborative performance theatre which engages the mind, influences the pulse rate, and actively courts the formation of close attention. Karen and Sophie have made one piece together. miles & miles will be their second duet.

Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance maker, performer, and teacher. She was a member of Chicago-based Goat Island performance group for 20 years.

Sophie Grodin is a performance maker working in both London and Copenhagen, where she grew up. She is interested in bringing new importance to spaces through performance, creating a collective memory through journey, and discovering the patterns we don’t normally see.

Read more in our interview with Karen here

Tickets & Times

Performances are paired in a double-bill beginning at 7:30pm with an interval between each show.


1 double-bill £10

See 2 double-bills for £15! Simply add the tickets to your basket and the discount will be applied automatically.

About NOW’15 Festival

The Yard’s annual festival returns to bring the best of new contemporary theatre to East London. This time, we’ve paired ten of the most exciting and influential artists of today with ten of the brightest young voices of the future.

Each year we put out an open call to anyone and everyone who wants to make their work at The Yard. From the hundreds of ideas we received, we have selected ten of the most promising new voices and offered them the chance to develop their ideas alongside the artists who are changing the shape of British theatre today. Previous work discovered through The Yard’s open call out includes Alexander Zeldin’s critically acclaimed show Beyond Caring and Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum Dreams, which transferred to the National Theatre and is now being made in to an E4 TV drama.

Each week of our ten-week festival offers a double-bill of inspiring, entertaining and daring new work, inspiring post-show discussions, live music ‘til late and delicious food cooked by our resident chefs.

Click here to see all of the shows and events in the NOW ’15 Festival.

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