89% and rising
October - December 2008
Mark Hewitt was one of a company of five performers in 1157’s 89% and Rising. The piece challenged ignorance amongst young people about HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted disease, presented as a surreal Q&A panel game for teenage and adult audiences. Experimental, hard-hitting, politically incorrect and provocatively absurd, the piece was performed by Matthew Scott (The Moderator), Kathryn McGarr (no.1), Adam Milford (no.2), Mark Hewitt (no.3), Clare Davies (no.4) with a random or selected member of the audience (no.5).
Devised and directed by Matthew Scott and Jo Dagless.
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Performance dates 2008
9 October 2008: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4PF
10 - 12 November 2008: The Bank, 57 - 59 Broadway, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1AB
3 December 2008: The Mill Arts Centre, Spice Ball Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5QE
12 December 2008: Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Highdown School, Emmer Green, Reading - (October 21)
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Nuneaton, Warwickshire - (November 26)
City College of Westminster / Cockpit Theatre - (1157 residency, December 9 - 12)
Photos © Jo Dagless, 2008