Music, sound and lyrics by Matt Winkworth | Additional lyrics by Emma Webb

Music, sound and lyrics by Matt Winkworth | Additional lyrics by Emma Webb

In a small coastal village, the women wait for their men to return from the sea. When one man doesn't, Claire is left neither a wife nor a widow.

SOLE is an experiment in community theatre; a 50-minute piece co-devised and shaped in rehearsal by a community chorus of 16 local women.

Sound design features 17 onstage radios as well as several original songs performed by the chorus (including a 'verbatim'-style setting of the Shipping Forecast).

For one lead female actor and a flexible female chorus.

Devised by Emma Webb, Nomi Everall and Matt Winkworth.

Premiered at Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, 2018.

SOLE is currently in development and we hope to present future performances in 2019.

 

...a beautifully written piece of theatre ... using simple, plaintive tunes, repetitive and mesmeric.
— Oxford Mail