LARA THOMS – APHIDS (AUSTRALIA)
WED 25TH SEPT & THUR 26TH SEPT
Z-ARTS, 335 STRETFORD ROAD, HULME, MANCHESTER, M15 5ZA
The Director is a performance starring charismatic ex-funeral director, Scott Turnbull, and artist Lara Thoms. Together the pair demystify elements of the death industry, using humour and first-hand knowledge to dig a little deeper on what happens after we go. Blurring the roles of funeral director and theatre director, Thoms and Turnbull ask each other to perform tasks, share knowledge and give feedback on each other’s actions. Balancing macabre reality, playfulness and the tragic elements of death, the result is a spiky, funny and invigorating performance.
The Director European Tour is produced in collaboration with Aphids and made possible with funding support from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Co-created by Lara Thoms, Scott Turnbull, Aaron Orzech, Lz Dunn
Design and production management – Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Design – Kenneth Pennington