I - Confess
Made in collaboration with Rachel Parish of Firehouse Productions
A one to one piece of performance set inside a confessional booth, made in collaboration with Rachel Parish. It premiered at Southwark Playhouse Theatre Bar then in The Pleasance Courtyard at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now touring. For latest dates see our news section.
Step through the velvet curtains and get ready to hear the real life confessions of a stranger. You might find yourself revealing your innermost secrets in return…
I Confess is a one-to-one performance piece in which you will get to hear real life confessions from a stranger. Set in a confessional booth, performances begin when an audience member steps through the velvet curtains. Once inside you get to listen to confessions drawn from true stories from the performer as well as from people submitting their stories anonymously online from around the world. After listening to several confessions, the audience member is then invited to share a confession of his/her own with the performer before leaving the booth.
Directed By Design and Production Management:
Design and Production Management:
“This is a smart, provocative and moving gem of a show, directed with a lightness of touch and delivered with a calm assurance which isn’t just rare, it’s almost unheard of. There are no gags, no one-liners and no smug self-congratulation, just a few minutes of good, bad, silly and indifferent moments in life, sharing someone else’s and perhaps reliving our own. At less than ten minutes and costing only two pounds, many will be tempted to give this show a go on their way to and from other, bigger events. But most will get a lot more than they bargain for: a little slice of utter, simple brilliance which will stay with them long after the lights go down on the brightly-lit mediocrity parades they thought would make their evening.”
“There is an intriguing experiment tucked away in the corner of the Pleasance Courtyard that recaptures the heart of theatre by telling a series of brief and personal stories. I am treated to an engaging confession from the anonymous actor, one of thirty that are working shifts in the booth. She speaks directly to me, removing the barrier between performer and spectator and creating a haven from the external hustle of the Courtyard. This one-on-one encounter is definitely worth ten minutes of your time; it will make you look at things in a new light, and you could get something off your chest while you’re at it.”
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