Cecilia Knapp presents
Sat 14 Oct, 4:00pm at Halifax Central Library
I don’t really know how to say this, but you need to come home. It’s Leo. He’s done it.
Along cycle paths, alleyways and canals comes a coming-of-age story that maps the journey of a girl from a seaside town, to the tenements of city life as a 20-something. Writer and performer Cecilia Knapp’s debut piece is about a lot of things; growing up, Mothers, make shift dens, accidentally shaving off your eyebrows, drinking wine, love and one night stands. But it’s mainly about losing her brother Leo to suicide and how that affects a person.
Through humour and moving storytelling she shines a light on how we deal with loss, how we talk about mental health, and explores what it is like to grow up amongst these things. We meet the characters that have influenced her, listen to her old cassettes, hear her story and discover how she found home amongst chaos.
Directed by Stef O’Driscoll (Nabokov, A Tale From A Bedsit, Kate Tempest’s Hopelessly Devoted) Finding Home is brought to the stage through an evocative collaboration of words, projections, vocals and instrumentals, both classical and contemporary, including music from world champ beat boxer Bellatrix and Tongue Fu founder Chris Redmond.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Roundhouse & Rich Mix.
Other Halifax Central Library Events:
Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night – Saturday 7 October, 4pm.
I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed to be Doing – Saturday 21 October, 4pm.
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