_THE DISAPPEARING ACT
Edie Rose is a magician’s assistant. On the eve of her fortieth birthday she finally becomes the star of her own show. Autumn 2019 tour dates.
“dark, delirious and magical” Hereford Times
Blending new-writing and visual physical theatre, Open Sky tell the tale of magician’s assistant Edie Rose. On the eve of her fortieth year Edie Rose is finally hosting her own show. To assist she conjures up two versions of herself, one younger and one older. 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
Supported by Hereford College of Arts
Funded by ACE with financial support from The Elmley Foundation.
"Bravo!! Well done on a terrific staging last night. A magical evening indeed - great performances, and beautifully told and realised."
"Highlights for me included the opening/closing choreography through the mirrors, which I thought tied the essence of the story together perfectly."
"The play was so sensitive, inspiring, clever and touching. I identified with so many parts of it and came away with a knowing that my older self is going to be fine. What a gift to give your audience."
"Loved it. Very clever, deceptively simplistic yet so much vertical depth. Funny, entertaining, touching and wise."
"Afterwards everyone was buzzing in the bar, it really is a brilliant show, really meaningful, poignant and funny. Loved it."