UNFAMILIAR AT HOME - ONLINE UK TOUR
10th to 25th of November 2020
all performances live online followed by a Q&A:
20th November, 8pm: The Lowry, Greater Manchester book here
24th November, 7pm: Chapter, Cardiff book here
24th November, 7pm: artsdepot, London book here
25th November, 7.30pm: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge book here
25th November, 7.30pm: The Place, Bedford book here
Catch short extracts of the performance and a Q&A with the artists from 10th November, 7pm: Shout Festival, Birmingham more info
by Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou
What is a family? Where does it come from? Can we make our own?
Victor and Yorgos recently made some big plans, and they don’t know if they are ready for them.
One is to create a performance together, the other is to have a baby…
An adaptation of their piece Unfamiliar, Unfamiliar at Home is performed in the artists’ home, on Zoom.
This tender autobiographical performance combines text, movement and found objects to explore family,
wanting children and being queer today. What do we need to do to live the life we always wanted?
Presented in partnership with Taking Flight, all performances will be captioned and audio described.
Unfamiliar at Home is kindly supported by Arts Council England and High Commission of Cyprus in the UK.
This adaptation was first performed as part of Forest Fringe TV in the first lockdown in July 2020.
Outside Eye: Mikhail Karikis
Movement: Rhiannon Faith
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Nominated for LUKAS Awards 2019 / shortlisted for Zealous Stories: Performance Prize 2020
Frank, intimate, layered and highly emotional - Camden New Journal
Inspiring - The Protagonist Magazine
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, The Pleasance, The Marlborough, Applecart Arts and Finnish Institute London.
It was selected by Brighton Dome's The Works where it received dramaturgical support, scratched at The Basement
and Barbican Centre as part of Fertility Fest.
Unfamiliar premiered at Arcola Theatre, opening CASA Festival 2019, and was presented at Popelei's Papaya Fest (The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol), both with lighting design by Martin Langthorne.