Folkestone’s Living Advent Calendar

Mrs Claus’ Wars by Rebecca O’Brien with Kitty Martin for Knuckle and Joint.

Kitty played Mrs Claus in this light hearted comedy performed outdoors for Folkestone’s Living Advent Calendar. Think of it as an alternative Panto. Oh no it isn’t. Oh yes it is!

Will the presents be ready on time? How does Santa deliver all those gifts in one night? What’s the secret ingredient in exploding sherbet cookies? And will Mrs Claus ever get the present on the top of her wish list?

 

 

THE SHOPPING WHISPERER – the agony and ecstasy of shopping addiciton

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Kitty is devising a new play in collaboration with Theatre Makers Dorothy Lawrence, Angela Clerkin, Ros Philips and Psychologist Dr Alison Armstrong. THE SHOPPING WHISPERER is a funny, enriching magical realism fantasy shot through with the powerful reality of verbatim testimonials, drawn from Dr … Continue reading

Immersive, site specific show SUITCASE filmed at Liverpool Street Station

Seventy-five years on from the first arrival of the Kindertransport in Britain, the concourses and platforms of stations across the country burst into life with Suitcase, an original mix of site-specific promenade theatre and music which marked those arrivals. Suitcase reflected the stories of those who were there.

Audiences were taken on a journey through one of ten stations across Britain where they stumbled across scenes played out by bewildered refugee children, the waiting foster parents, Kindertransport organisers and bemused bystanders – as commuters hurrying to catch their trains were hijacked by history. A unique synthesis of memory and history, performance and place, Suitcase was created as the place where the past and present collide.

Read Clare Brennan’s review of Suitcase at Hull Paragon Interchange in The Observer here

Thanks to to The Farm Group for their generous donation of facilities which has made the production of this film possible.

SUITCASE : Kindertransport 75th Anniversary

12 November  – 2 December 2013   www.suitcase1938.orgSuitcase photo

Seventy-five years on from the first arrival of the Kindertransport in Britain, the concourses and platforms of stations across the country will burst into life with Suitcase, an original mix of site-specific promenade theatre and music which marks those arrivals. Kitty is delighted to be joining the company to create this story from the accounts of those who were there.

Join us as we take you on a journey through one of ten stations across Britain where you will stumble across scenes played out by bewildered refugee children, the waiting foster parents, Kindertransport organisers and bemused bystanders – as commuters hurrying to catch their trains are hijacked by history. A unique synthesis of memory and history, performance and place, Suitcase is the place where the past and present collide.

Tour Schedule

There will be three performances at each station: 10.30,  13.00 and 19.30 EXCEPT at Sheffield where the afternoon performance will be at 15.00.Design Suitcase

12th November     Glasgow Central

14th November     Hull Paragon Interchange

16th November     Sheffield

19th November     Leeds Central

21st November     Manchester Piccadilly

22nd November     Liverpool Lime Street

25th November     Bristol Temple Meads

27th November     Southampton Central

29th November     Harwich International

1st December       Liverpool Street Station  Crowdfunders Gala Performance

2nd December      Liverpool Street, London

Tickets

Places for each performance are extremely limited and must be booked in advance through Eventbrite.

Booking opens on 7th October 2013. Before then you can register your interest by emailing suitcase1938@live.co.uk and we will remind you.

Tickets are free but we would very much appreciate a donation to ensure that Suitcase can be taken to the widest possible audience. Click here to donate.