This intimate new show from Clod Ensemble has a dark, original fairy tale at its heart. The Red Chair is a surreal ballad that tells the story of a man who could not stop eating, the wife doomed to cook his meals and their ‘inveesible’ daughter.
Join acclaimed writer/performer Sarah Cameron as she takes you on a journey through a world of extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father’s dereliction of duty reaches epic proportions.
Told in a rich and saucy Scots dialect with physical verve, a musical score that rolls in like the mist over the hills and a wee dram of whisky to oil the way, The Red Chair lies somewhere between a Grimms’ Tale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children.
Sarah Cameron is an artist, performer, writer, mother. Born in Dundee, she studied sculpture at Chelsea School of Art and theatre at Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In theatre, she has worked with companies including: Clod Ensemble, The Royal Shakespeare Co and The Young Vic, where she was a resident member of the company that created the award winning Grimm Tales.
Written and performed by Sarah Cameron
Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark
Design by Sarah Blekinsop
Lighting by Hansjorg Schmidt
Produced in association with Fuel
The Red Chair has been performed at
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
The Lowry, Salford Quays
All Stretton Village Hall
Tarrant Gunville Village Hall
Hatch Beauchamp Village HallCorby Cube
The Birmingham Rep
Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
Dome Studio, Brighton
Live At Lica, Lancaster
Soho Theatre, London
Canada Water Culture Space, London
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester
Northern Stage, Newcastle
Turner Contemporary, Margate