Running Time: 1 Hour
Age: 16+ Frank discussion of sexuality and mental health, strong language
Olga is waiting to transform into a real person. Levels of achievement depend on the day but she’s yet to get on the property ladder, complete a phd, write a novel or fix the toilet seat. Still, most days she’s just relieved she hasn’t died as a result of a horrific and unprecedented coincidence. Or fallen out of the sky.
Period Drama is a show about the rollercoaster of going nowhere. Combining autobiography, anxiety disorder, aerial rope and physical comedy, this absurd, beautiful and honest show challenges ideas of who we are and what we are meant to become.
A British Sign Language integrated performance, with interpretation by Sherrie Eugene-Hart.
Period Drama is a Handstand Arts commission for Circus City’s Respond Programme and has been created with support from Arts Council England and those who play the national lottery.
Written by Olga Kaleta
Performed by Olga Kaleta and Sherrie Eugene-Hart
Directed by Laura Murphy with Nicole A’Court-Stuart
Creative Producer: Nicole A’Court-Stuart
Visual Artist: Susie Olczak
BSL interpretation: Sherrie Eugene- Hart
BSL creative consultant: DL Williams
Special Thanks to: Bianca Bertalot Farr, Ashley John Long and Paul Evans
Image Credit – Daniel Barnett