"This intense, beautifully constructed piece of physical theatre lingers for days afterwards"
|The Idiot Colony UK autumn tour, 2009, see dates below.|
SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST WINNER 2008
TOTAL THEATRE AWARD for BEST VISUAL THEATRE
"an affecting, humorous piece of physical theatre" The Times
"Endlessly inventive, thoroughly disquieting.
Written by Lisle Turner
Directed by Andrew Dawson
Performed and Co-created by Claire Coaché, Cassie Friend & Rebecca Loukes
RedCape Theatre present The Idiot Colony , a visually stunning blend of physicality and text, based on true accounts. Genuinely funny and incredibly moving.
Forgotten for decades inside a mental hospital, Joy, Mary and Victoria escape their present by remembering their past. In the asylum's hair salon, to the strains of Rick Astley and Glenn Miller, they relive wartime affairs, illicit trysts and childhood secrets.
The List"A delicate work of damaged poetry and slow-moving grace. Beautifully accomplished, a remarkable debut."
The Herald"luminous to look at...it has a sly sense of fun. One to catch before it slips away."
The Guardianwww.redcapetheatre.com Images by Nik Mackey taken at The ICA London January 2009