Outside, a storm is raging. Inside, a darkened room preserves the fragments of a past underneath dust sheets. Sea-shells, voices, yellowing postcards: the flotsam and jetsam of a childhood spent beach-combing on the coast of Brittany. Stories emerge: of treasure found in tidal ponds, and women metamorphosing into serpents. But beneath the floorboards, the creaking groans of whales warn of unsettled futures. In a sparkling one-woman performance that blends poetry with theatre, Anglo-Breton poet Claire Tr?vien navigates a shifting maritime landscape. Memory and myth from the Celtic fringe are transformed by her surreal, playful poetry - critically acclaimed, and longlisted for the 2013 Guardian First Book Award. In her stage debut, Trevien evokes the sounds, sights and rich scents of the sea. But beneath the surface, a violent undercurrent stirs. What will she discover in the sodden debris? Will the storm break in? Co-commissioned by Penned in the Margins and Ledbury Poetry Festival Supported using public funding by Arts Council EnglandPerformers Claire Trevien.
Author Claire Trevien. Producer Tom Trevien. Director Russell Bender. Music Oliver Barrett. Sound Oliver Barrett. Design Gary Campbell. Lighting Claire Childs.