Home is a nomadic piece of theatre that, like a camper, arrives in any place, unpacks, tells a story, packs up again and leaves. Whether home is a mansion, a shack or a tent, we all strive to protect the place of safety that we’ve created. Using their trademark blend of physicality, image, atmosphere, music and narrative, t a n g l e d f e e t explore where the edge of “home” is. It has an original score penned by Guy Connelly of Clock Opera.
“by turns sinister, sweet, playful and almost spiritual”
The London Theatre Blog
What is Home? From Nathan Curry and Kat Joyce
“HOME is a physical piece of performance, which lasts 45 minutes, that follows the interweaving stories of seven characters and their relationship with their home (represented by the reliable one man tent). The performance has happened in urban squares, shopping centres, nightclubs, fields, parks, festivals, theatres, tunnels and quaysides. The performance can also happen as a promenade with the audience walking or taking buses and boats, following the action and discovering secret parts of a city. Surrounding the performances was a scheme of working within communities and school residencies to creatively continue the discussion of what the word home means to us; these ideas then fed into the production.
Over the course of 2008 and 2009 tangled feet made HOME, a site-responsive piece of theatre that could happen in any location, inside or outside at any time of the day or night, for audiences of a few or many. As a company we also went on an explorative journey to try to understand what the word ‘home’ means both to us as individuals but also to the wider world. The stories we found and made were collected together into the production. It has been an incredible journey that started with scratching an idea in a studio in Deptford to performing across the UK in the summer of 2009 to over 7,000 people.
We are very proud to have made a piece of theatre that does not rely on a traditional theatre building, lights or mains power and which can turn up and meet any audience anywhere. We look forward to continuing to perform HOME as part of the company’s repertoire in future years.”
“Home arrives and disappears again into the night, like a travelling sideshow… a glimpse of magic”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (Pick of the Week)
The Deptford Theatre, Albany
CASA Festival, Elephant and Castle
Wandsworth Arts Festival
Crawley Town Centre
Thomas Tallis School
Goose Green School
The London Mela
Winchester Hat Fair
Stockton Town Centre
Home – Bespoke Projects & Tie Ins
tangled feet are always happy to discuss ways to specially adapt home for any given circumstance.
Example: Exeter Northcott Theatre and City Centre.
Exeter’s Northcott Theatre has difficulty maintaining a presence in Exeter city centre, as it is a 30 min walk out of the centre of the town. Home was performed during the afternoon in Exeter’s high street and historic quay, drawing large audiences. Later that evening it was performed at the theatre as a ticketed performance, for which the audience were met in three separate groups and performance journey’s led them to the theatre and the full show.
Example: Residency at Thomas Tallis Secondary School, London
Tangled Feet were in residency for a week at Thomas Tallis School in South East London. The students of the school documented the process and have created a video that shows the process from their viewpoint. Click Here to go to the video on YouTube.
Nathan Curry and Kat Joyce
Devised and performed by:
Mario Christofides, Tunji Falana, Susan Momoko Hingley, John Hinton, Vala Omarsdottir, Sara Templeman and Fiona Watson
Production / Technical manager:
Original music by:
Guy Connelly / Clock Opera
Additional Movement Direction:
Rachel Birch Lawson and Leon Smith
The development of HOME is indebted to the performance/devising contributions of:
Cristina Catalina, Abi Hood, Emily Horn, Sebastien Lawson, Alex Ramsden, Leon Smith and the support of the rest of the Tangled Feet ensemble
Supported by The Arts Council of England
“The importance of home whatever its significance is made abruptly and touchingly clear”
Culture Wars Magazine
Home – The Book
Photographer Kamal Prashar documented Home through rehearsals and performances. The book is a collection of images alongside writing from actors, audience and directors. We are very pleased to be donating the profits of this book to Shelter, a charity at the forefront of working with people in distress caused by homelessness or bad housing.
If you would like a copy please contact Tangled Feet via our contact button.
To see all of Kamal’s photos of Home rehearsals and performances please visit www.tangledfeet-media.co.uk