Produced and presented by Miriam Gould
Hosted by The Cockpit
Most of the time, the world stops us from telling the truth. We shape ourselves to survive our surroundings, numb ourselves to deal with loss or terror, harden ourselves to deal with danger. These threats are not only large and obvious, but often small and insidious.
Empty Room explores how music - listening to it, writing it, performing it - can grant us the freedom to reveal what is in our depths. Through delving into the interconnected lives of a heroin-addict saxophonist, a jazz singer battling with depression, and a child dealing with the loss of a parent, the importance of music in times of struggle is celebrated.
A one-woman show told through live song, sung-text, monologues and a violin concerto.
Miriam Gould is an Associate Artist of Little Bulb Theatre, one-half of female theatre duo Double Trouble, and an independent theatre maker, musician and writer. Empty Room is her first solo-show and she invites you to stay after the show and chat/give feedback/ask questions/listen to jazz in the foyer.
This show contains talk of upsetting subject matter: death, depression and heroin addiction. It also contains some strong language.
Devised and Performed by Miriam Gould
Music by Rachel Gould, Sal Nistico and Dmitri Shostakovich
Dramaturgy by Alex Scott
Supported by Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England