Trip The Light Theatre Presents The Sun Shining On Her Hands. Written & Directed By Cassiah Joski-Jethi.
Inspired by Georg Büchner ‘s ‘Woyzeck’ and using real-life accounts of gender discrimination, this explosive visual production explores the struggle to be recognized as an individual in our modern world.
Using dynamic dance sequences, reimagined folk music and a marriage of modern and old text, The Sun Shining On Her Hands is a unique theatrical creation that will leave you wanting more.
Following the Company’s successful work-in-progress performances at The Rag Factory in June, director Cassiah Joski-Jethi and songwriter Sara Jasmin Page (as well as Co-Artistic Directors of Trip The Light) are bringing the developed and final production of ‘The Sun Shining On Her Hands’ to London this December.
Focusing on exploring the character of Marie from Georg Büchner’s expressionist play ‘Woyzeck’, this original physical theatre production explores the themes of gender identity through the use of contemporary movement, original music, and a combination of old and new texts, including accounts of real-life gender discrimination.
A note from the Director: “It’s so exciting to look at a classic German text which is essentially about the deteriorating mental health of an ex-soldier, and re-imagine it with an intriguing visual and aural score, with the focus on a female character who is just as important as the titled character (Woyzeck). Marie is just as misunderstood in the play, but never has the opportunity to voice her desires unlike the male characters, and ‘The Sun Shining On Her Hands’ gives her character that space, that freedom to communicate what she longs too. It’s very exciting to me to give women a voice, and the integration of real-life stories really add a relevant depth to the piece for a modern audience.”
Co-Producer, Composer and Performer: Sara Page
Performer: Ash Goosey
Performer: Anna Rachael McBride
The Sun Shining On Her Hands
Tuesday To Saturday, 1st To 12th December At 7.30pm
The Bread and Roses Theatre
Running Time: 60 minutes
Tickets £12 | Concessions £10