Friday 18 Nov | 8pm | Boys School
A wise man once said that making a biography difficult makes it resemble life a little more. When you set out to tell the story of a life of which little is known, it’s even more difficult. But when that little-known life was lived on stage, it’s simply ironic.
WILD LAUGHTER, an original one-woman show by Sidelong Glance, revels in this challenge.
Albert James was a stage clown who performed with the original D’Oyly Carte company all over the world at the turn of the nineteenth century, making his name in Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas.
But much of his life beyond the stage remains unknown, so WILD LAUGHTER sets out to tell one story of – or for – Albert, borrowing clowns from Shakespeare and the Kinks, Angela Carter, Charlie Chaplin, and Gilbert & Sullivan.
Fusing movement, song, poetry, and prose, this is a unique performance, coming to Dublin for one night only.
The performance will run at 45 minutes followed by a 30 minute discussion.
Generously supported by the Visual and Performing Arts Fund, Trinity College Dublin.
Suitable for ages 8+
Written, produced and directed by Eleanor Lybeck and Rosie Lavan
Performed by Nell James
Costume Design by Florence Hazard
Lighting Design by Luke Casserly
Founded in London in 2008, Sidelong Glance is committed to delivering innovative, research-driven performance through live theatre, documentary film, and other forms.