The Big Show Series Featuring Finding Home by Cecilia Knapp
Apples and Snakes Presents: Spokes Amaze! The Big Show series Featuring: Finding Home by Cecilia Knapp
Join Spokes Amaze for another spectacular spoken word show with this coming of age story from writer and performer Cecilia Knapp.
Hosted by Malaika Kegode and with our wonderful Ready Steady Slam kicking things off in style plus a performance from our previous slam winner.
I don’t really know how to say this, but you need to come home. It’s Leo. He’s done it.
Along cycle paths, alleyways and canals comes a coming-of-age story that maps the journey of a girl from a seaside town, to the tenements of city life as a 20-something. Writer and performer Cecilia Knapp’s debut piece is about a lot of things; growing up, Mothers, make shift dens, accidentally shaving off your eyebrows, drinking wine, love and one night stands. But it’s mainly about losing her brother Leo to suicide and how that affects a person.
Through humor and moving storytelling she shines a light on how we deal with loss, how we talk about mental health, and explores what it is like to grow up amongst these things. We meet the characters that have influenced her, listen to her old casettes, hear her story and discover how she found home amongst chaos.
Directed by Stef O’Driscoll (Nabokov, A Tale From A Bedsit, Kate Tempest’s Hopelessly Devoted) Finding Home is brought to the stage through an evocative collaboration of words, projections, vocals and instrumentals, both classical and contemporary, including music from world champ beatboxer Bellatrix and Tongue Fu founder Chris Redmond.
Suitable for ages 14+
Sign up to slam at all our Spokes Amaze events in advance by e-mailing Malaika: Malaikakegode@gmail.com
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