TO HELEN BACK toured in 2017 & 2018. It recieved support from Arts Council England for research and development and secured 13 dates across the South East thanks to house theatre.
It was very fun.
Nominated for New Writing South’s Best New Play Brighton Fringe 2017
Here is what it’s about:
Helen is a burglar. She likes breaking into hospitals. She admits you into a surreal hospital to be look-out as she sneaks around wards, x-ray rooms and cupboards to discover the bizarre, the bemusing – and the badger.
Directed by Hannah Silva, To Helen Back analyses sickness, health and what it really means to recover. So let this one of a kind performer put a hospital around your head as you find out what’s really going on inside hers. Full of heart, dark and hope, this brave show is both funny and moving, honest and deceptive, authentic and surreal.
All photo credits: Mark Dawson
Here is where it went:
FEB 16th HERTFORD Theatre (Studio) FEB 22nd STOWE The Roxburgh FEB 27th MAIDENHEAD Nordon Farm Studio MAR 1st MILTON KEYNES The Stantonbury Theatre MAR 6th LONDON Stratford Circus MAR 10th MARGATE Tom Thumb MAR 22nd OXFORD Playhouse (Burton Taylor Studio) APR 4th COLCHESTER Arts Centre APR 7th HARLOW Playhouse APR 20th BRIDPORT Arts Centre MAY 16th READING Southstreet MAY 17th GRAVESEND The Woodville MAY 31st BEDFORD The Place
PLUS in 2017: Port Eliot Festival: Poetry Stage, Bike Shed Theatre: Exeter, The Lighthouse: Poole, Brighton Fringe: The Writer’s Place, Upstairs at the Western: Leicester, Two village halls in Norfolk & Suffolk with Creative Arts East and Southhill Park: Bracknell.
Here is the trailer: