20:00 BST, 3rd July 2020
Multi-award-winning company, Pound of Flesh, presents explosive original gig theatre giving a voice to the underestimated youth. Join 15-year-old Jay and 12-year-old Saskia on the biggest quest of their lives as they journey through a city like London: one with trolls and warlocks, goblins and knives. Tonight, they run away from home and fend for themselves with nothing but dreams and a stolen blade. Fires Our Shoes Have Made uses hip-hop-influenced spoken word and original music to build the world of this modern fable.
Pound of Flesh have created this digital film with animation featuring an extract of their show for Digifest 2020.
14+ | Strong Language
Pound of Flesh is an emerging company from Warwick. They initially produced published plays Misterman and Yen, the former travelling to Nanshan Theatre Festival, China and the latter being selected for NSDF 2019, earning praise for its “shattering performances” (Sunday Times), winning Best Director and Best Actor.
Fires Our Shoes Have Made was their first original show, winning praise at Edinburgh 2019 before embarking on a small UK tour. Up next is Jigsaw, an exploration of autism selected for NSDF 2020.
***** ThreeWeeks, EdFringe Review, The Student
**** Broadway Baby, The Wee Review, 730 Review, Everything Theatre
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