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The Best Thing

  • Duration: 1h10
  • Great britain
  • For all
  • 890 vues

Vamos Theatre

A moving story of a broken heart by the greatest masked theatre troupe in Great Britain.

England in the 1960s… Sheila is seventeen years old. She is in love and life is full of promise. Then she gets pregnant. Like so many other women, she is given no choice but to give up her child in the name of a better future. Eighteen years later her daughter, Sarah, sets out to find her mother - but she may very well learn more than she expects.

The Best Thing tells the story of a decade of change in Great Britain: the sexual revolution, women's liberation, political upheaval, radical innovation in fashion and music. The show highlights the often-insurmountable gap between this new social freedom and the moral rigidity of the older generation guided by Church and State, and shows us these two worlds in collision.

Based on a shameful period in modern British history, the experience of single mothers in the 60s, The Best Thing serves as a pretext for exploring the sexual revolution of the 60s, a path littered with pitfalls for an adolescent girl. The story of a broken heart, it is bitter, touching, and heart-rending.

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  • Designed and directed by: Rachel Savage (assisted by Alan Riley)
  • Music and sound by: Janie Armour
  • Costume design: Carl Davies
  • Mask and marionette design by: Russell Dean
  • Choreography: Rachael Alexander
  • Lighting by: Chris Barham
  • Written with the help of: Janie Armour
  • Technical supervisor: Laura Sprake
  • Images and drawings by: Alienpen
  • Decors: Gavin Lewery
  • Costumes by: Hannah Marshall
  • Wigs by: Alison Barlow
  • Performers: Aron De Casmake, Hannah Kimpton, Louise Mellor, Marco Nanetti
  • With the financial assistance of: Arts Council England; Sir Barry Jackson Trust; Worcestershire County Council; Worcester Arts Partnership
  • In partnership with: London International Mime Festival
  • Photos credits : Francis Aviet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Théâtre
  • Collection : Mimos 2017


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