Throughout the development of Hedgepig’s production of The Maids, one individual has become instrumental in helping us realise the performance style we’ve been aspiring to – our Movement Director Sarah Cotterill.
Joining us for the first time, Sarah has brought a huge level of detail and imagination to the performances and staging of The Maids – creating physical elements that are beautiful, terrifying, grotesque and tender.
We asked Sarah to tell us a bit more about her approach:
I was really excited to be doing movement direction on The Maids, as it is a very visceral text, the language and narrative screaming for many layers of gesture and physicality.
Do you think I find it pleasant to know that my foot is shrouded by the veils of your saliva? By the mists of your swamps?(Genet)
Hedgepig Theatre’s The Maids runs from 21st May – 6th June 2015 in venues across Yorkshire:
21st May 2015 at Rural Arts Courthouse, Thirsk
29th May 2015 at Seven Arts Theatre, Leeds
4th-6th June 2015 The Fleeting Arms, York – including a 2pm Saturday matinee.
Tickets from York Theatre Royal