Part of Works Ahead 2014, presented by Word of Warning + Contact
In life, as on stage, Lindsay knows the importance of the grand entrance and the dramatic exit… but is everything in the middle just a show? And who, exactly, is she playing?
####Venue + Booking Details, for Works Ahead
Dates: Thursday 8 + Friday 9 May 2014, 7.30pm
Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £6/3 ¦ Special offer: buy ten tickets, get one free
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600
The same programme is presented each evening, there is no two night pass.
Part of a triple-bill of new performance, the three shows take place in different auditoria within Contact; audience members will be guided from show to show. Show duration 25mins; triple-bill duration (including intervals) approx 2hrs. Age advisory: 14+
When they make the film of your life, who will you cast in the lead role? Will you play yourself? What scenes will you discard? Which version of yourself will you choose to portray?
Exit Smiling is an unfinished story, with an absentee protagonist, performed by a series of remarkably similar stand-ins… because being forgotten is so much worse than death, don’t you think?
####Who is she?
Lindsay is an actress and artist based in the north west, with a spectrum of performance diversity and history in Black Light Puppetry, Burlesque, theatre and screen acting. Her work is largely based on autobiographical experience and has been recognised in her approach to the cinematic and burlesquian aesthetic. Exit Smiling is her second solo show, having performed 6:41pm Mercury Complex for Emergency 2013.
Commissioned by hÅb, co-produced by Contact, a greenroom legacy project.