_THE DISAPPEARING ACT
Edie Rose is a magician’s assistant. On the eve of her sixtieth birthday she finally becomes the star of her own show. Autumn 2019 tour dates.
Blending new-writing and visual physical theatre, Open Sky tell the tale of magician’s assistant Edie Rose. On the eve of her sixtieth year Edie Rose is finally hosting her own show. To assist she conjures up two younger versions of herself. Together the three Edies (aged 20,40 and 60) re-examine the loves, hopes and losses of her life using séance, mentalism and dark, mysterious magic. The Disappearing Act is an alchemy of perspectives: the hopefulness of youth, the wisdom of experience and the disappearing act of ageing.
Based on true stories from female performers.
Cast: Eline Hallem, Alice Parsloe and Liz Crowther
Produced by Turtle Key Arts
Directed by Claire Coaché
Written by Lisle Turner
Co-commissioned by Courtyard Hereford
Funded by ACE with financial support from The Elmley Foundation.
Work in progress Sharing First Bite: Bite Size , Derby March 2019
“It has charm and poignancy and relevance. I can't wait to see the finished version.”
"I enjoyed this, especially the physical and puppetry choreography. I LOVED the puppetry with brooms. You made me want to know more about her story."
"This is such an amazing concept. Funny, beautiful, engaging and very clever. I can't wait to see it develop."
Rehearsals late summer 2019. Touring autumn 2019 onwards. Tour dates.