FAMISHED is a surreal and visceral exploration of human need.

“Welcome. The answer to everything. All will be revealed.” The audience are welcomed as if to a cult seminar and handed a leaflet with a mysterious message….

Working with director Peta Lily, we have created a world where a Poor Theatre aesthetic resides in a dark, dreamlike world, delivered with poetic physicality. Slave Clowns are forced to animate the seminar presentation led by the voice of an evangelistic, automated Controller, purporting to present humanity with a solution to the world of need.

Playfully leaning on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, we explore human hunger on a rich spectrum. Alongside comedic depictions of hunger and inequality, the poetry and transcendence of Circus and original music evoke our needs of fulfilment, achievement and meaning.

Meanwhile the predicament of Slave Clowns keeps the audience aware of humanity’s struggles against oppression and the desperation and fear of those whose very survival is at stake.

Spec Title

3 performers, 1 musician, 1 technician
60 minutes
Medium scale – 200 – 800
A surreal show aimed at an adult audience and recommended for ages 15+
English, Italian, French, Spanish

Aimed at a 16+ audience, Famished is our most adult and experimental show to date.

With only a three-person cast, stunning music, lighting and design, and big circus skills, delivered with poignant vulnerability and plenty of humour, Famished is definitely a new string to our bow.

Famished is still in development. If you are interested in booking the show, or supporting it’s journey, we would love to hear from you.

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