FS15: the vacuum cleaner - Mental
Ticket Info£9 FULL // £5 CONC.
- Off-site location
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The Metropolitan Police call him a Domestic Extremist. The NHS have described him as ‘highly disturbed’. He prefers the term Mental.
After 10 years as an outlaw and inpatient, artist activist the vacuum cleaner presents an autobiographical performance told through his psychiatric records, police intelligence files and corporate injunctions collected through the Data Protection Act.
- ‘A fascinating, stigma-smashing experience.’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman
- Suitable for over 16s.
- This show takes place at a secret Manchester location. Contact our box office for details.
- Made with support from Arts Council England, Artsadmin and In Between Time.
WORKSHOP - CRAZY PAVING
- Sat 9 May, 10am to 1pm. £4/3. Over 16s. Call 0161 274 0600 to book.
- A workshop with the vacuum cleaner in partnership with Drama and Nursing at The University of Manchester.
- How do we speak about the hidden and unspeakable? Workshop participants will be supported through a process of sharing stories about their encounters with mental health. We'll use the stories to open up the taboo of mental health and explore how personal experience can provide material for creative performance and storytelling.
PART OF FLYING SOLO FESTIVAL 2015
- Celebrating the art of the solo performer 5-9 May 2015.