Overview

The Midnight Florists presents a reperformance of unheard voices and unsaid things, about pain, recovery, dancing, and loneliness. Truth spoken through surrogate mouths, drowning in the sound and coming back up for air.

Collating together over twenty hours of verbatim recordings gifted by survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Drowning in The Sound tells, in their own words, the very real stories of “Alex” and “Sarah”. Supported by music, dance, multimedia, and broadcast this performance redirects the #MeToo narrative from acts of abuse and those who conduct them to the slow and necessary recovery of those who survived. Exploring the dark nuances of survivorship, Drowning In The Sound is ‘relentless in its attack on the subject and celebrating of the voices of victims of abuse’ (Robert Daniels, Bootworks Theatre).

 

Runtime: 60 mins with an additional Post-Show Support Forum for up to 60 mins 

Age guidance: 18+

About the artist

The Midnight Florists are a collaboration between performance makers Kayleigh Hunt and Andrew Martin Lee. Exploring autobiographic performance practices with audience/performer connections, the collective makes work that doesn’t end when the curtains close, but follows you home and sleeps on your sofa.

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