Story #1 by Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead - Leeds International Festival
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6 May
2000 - 2200

Story #1 by Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead


A grim, shocking, honest story about why we make stories.

Story #1 uses a well known food based reality TV show, fan fiction and autobiography to explore why and how we make stories from other people’s lives as well as our own.

 

Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead take Pixar’s 22 Rules for storytelling and how Stories Make Us Human, make them f*ck each other, kidnap the resulting baby and dance out a prophecy of its future life before its barely opened eyes.

 

A reflective consideration of how and why we construct narrative. “Imagine a bullfight without the bull: it would be a set of aesthetic manoeuvres, pretty twirls and pirouettes and so on –but there’d be no danger. The bull, crucially, brings danger to the party… that’s what the real is: the tip of the bull’s horn.”

Tom McCarthy

 

We promise no less than 110 minutes.

We promise real fictional characters.

We promise a plot.

We promise a surprise twist.

We promise a rupture.

We promise an ending.

We promise a rupture.

 

Rachel Mars is a performance maker borrowing from theatre, live art and comedy. She is a regular on BBC Radio’s ‘Pause for Thought’ and has written for The Stage, The Guardian and The Jewish Chronicle. For more information on Rachel and her work, visit rachelmars.org.

 

Greg Wohead is a UK-based writer, performer and live artist originally from Texas. He makes theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio work. In 2014 he was nominated for a Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for Hurtling, an outdoor performance for one.

For more information on Greg and his work, visit gregwohead.com.

 

This performance contains explicit sexual content and images and is therefore recommended for ages 18+

Event partners

Standard Tickets

Monday 6 May 2000 - 2200
£12.00
L19 Cube @ The Village

Concession Tickets

Monday 6 May 2000 - 2200
£8.00
L19 Cube @ The Village

Additional Information:

This performance contains explicit sexual content and images and is therefore recommended for ages 18+.