Wed 8 November
The Guy in The Luggage Rack
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“Daisyʼs mum died, nearly a year ago now. Sheʼs fine. Sheʼs busy. She canʼt complain. Except sheʼs got this slight issue with an invisible guy that wonʼt leave her alone and itʼs becoming increasingly difficult to get on with getting on.”
The Guy In The Luggage Rack is an aerial comedy about grief, memory and relationship. Suitable for adults and young people alike, the show combines physical comedy with striking aerial acrobatics and an original, constantly moving aerial set, and is the debut live show from She Said Jump.
Drawing on theatre clown, circus and puppetry, this accessible show tackles the themes of grief and bereavement with a light and playful touch.
The story –
Daisy is doing her best to keep her chin up and her head down – but as the 1st anniversary of her mumʼs death approaches she begins to realise grief isnʼt something she can put aside indefinitely, and whether sheʼs willing to admit it or not, things arenʼt fine.
From the silly to the sublime to the scary to the ridiculous, Daisy wrestles (sometimes literally) with her grief – Ian, a 6 foot invisible bald guy with a lot of luggage – eventually discovering that by letting him into her world she is able to reconnect with the memory of her mother.
“I found She Said Jumpʼs integration of inventive aerial, clowning and storytelling alongside such a powerful and funny exploration of grief profoundly moving. I think they are creating unique and original circus work.” Charlotte Mooney, Co-Artistic Director, Ockhamʼs Razor
Created by the company with mentoring and consultancy from Ockham’s Razor and guest directing from award winning physical comedy director Stephen Sobal. The project is supported by Jacksons Lane, Flying Fantastic, 101 Outdoor Arts, Longfield Hall, Ecosystem Coldharbour, the University of Bristol, Good Grief Festival and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Age Recommendation: 8+ years old
Content Guidance: Due to content included we recommend not bringing children younger than 8.