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Gus Watcham

Writer/performer Gus Watcham
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt

Little Red Riding Hood is 66 and looking for love. In this fantastical one woman show, poet
Gus Watcham turns the fairy tale upside down and shakes out all the bits to create a disturbed and darkly humorous psychodrama for our times. Written and performed by Gus Watcham, directed by Mark C. Hewitt, with collaborative input and weird ideas from artists Abigail Norris and Isobel Smith.

Reviews and critical feedback

• "With REDDER, Gus Watcham has woven a tiny world of epic proportions, inhabited by modern fairytale characters who live and breathe and who will haunt your dreams. She is the babyboomer equivalent of Kate Tempest, and if Ted Hughes ever comes back from the dead it will be to give her a prize for artistic services to older ears and eyes. It's spoken word, poetry, storytelling, theatre, art, projection and object manipulation, embellished with shonky lo-fi gadgetry and retro-junk. It's dark, funny, sad, shocking and completely mesmerising. Nobody could love REDDER more than I did... and I think most shows are a bit crap. This one's a dazzler." (Rina Vergano, Bristol 24/7)
• "… fearlessly explored themes of the monstrosity of desire, anger, invisibility, hairiness, ageing, camper vans, our animal natures …" (Catherine Smith, writer)

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26 April:
All Saints Centre, Lewes
16 April: Bristol Library
11 April: Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
7 March: Kino Teatr, St Leonards on Sea
28 February: BomBane's, Brighton
21 February:
Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

31 January 2019: Whitehawk Inn, Brighton (reading with projections)
4 October 2018
: Jubilee Library, Brighton (text reading)
24 November 2017: Writers' Room, New Writing South, Brighton (as work in progress)

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