Presented by Word of Warning + Contact in Works Ahead 2022
What a clown? Sad. Mad… Disabled.
Through Macabre, the goth clown, Helena talks of her own experiences of being a visually impaired woman. She cries, laughs, and reminisces. Her microphone isn’t even plugged in…
A short film that examines how being disabled makes you feel like you are the clown in the room — now available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Helena works as a freelance actor, poet, arts facilitator, and teacher.
She has built up an extensive performance + acting CV, working for companies including Merlin Entertainments, The Electric Sunshine Project, The Touring Consortium Theatre Company, Events Live, and Initiate Theatre.
She has performed her solo spoken shows at The Lancashire Fringe Festival + Frontline Festival, and her spoken word performances have been commissioned by The Harris Museum, Lancaster Arts, and Brewtime Collective.
Age Advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: may disturb, please click here for specific warnings.
Features: live + recorded speech, projected visuals, choreographed movement.
Covid measures: taking place in Space 1, we anticipate there will be plenty of room, so please feel free to sit where you feel most comfortable. We encourage audience members to wear masks within Contact unless exempt; please get in touch if you have any queries.
Queries: please call Contact on 0161 274 0600 or email BoxOffice@contactmcr.com
Uber talented. Beautiful poetry
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