Next week sees the opening of curious directive’s hit Edinburgh show YOUR LAST BREATH at the Pleasance in London. This makes everyone at Paines Plough feel quite warm and fuzzy inside because the curious directive team is headed by two PP alumni- Jack Lowe and Sophie Larsmon. Jack and Sophie met whilst studying at Birkbeck and then both gained placements to work here at 43 Aldwych as Trainee Director and Trainee Producer respectively and thus their collaboration on YOUR LAST BREATH was born.
1876 – Christopher leaves his young family behind to work in Norway. He will map the uncharted mountains for the very first time.
1999 – Anna’s body freezes after an extreme-skiing accident and her heart stops. But doctors gradually warm her until it miraculously starts beating again.
2011 – Freija, a successful business woman, has just lost her father. She travels to scatter his ashes in Norway.
2034 – Nicholas explains a medical breakthrough which saved his life as a baby, whereby the human body can be ‘suspended in animation.’
Spanning 150 years, curious directive fuse movement, live piano score and video to unravel the landscapes of the heart and our own personal geographies.
Have a gander at the YOUR LAST BREATH trailer here
And here’s the latest video blog from the curious directive team on tour.
After winning the SCOTSMAN 2011 FRINGE FIRST at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer the show was re-mounted for a 23 date UK tour and is now arriving at the Pleasance, Islington next week.
The whole PP gang will be heading that way next week to catch up on the fruits of Jack and Sophie’s post PP collaboration so see you there!