PREY: You ever eat a woman?
PREDATOR: Not yet.
Loud dress, no shoes – Prey slips in the rain, every raindrop a tooth. The Man, watching his neighbours from the shadows of his flat, sees breakups, group sex, a dog die and revive, and her – melancholic, solitary. For Predator nothing will ever be the same again.
One night, slipping through liminal spaces, three nameless people download Tor, leave grandmother’s house and run for their lives.
From “strikingly bold” theatre collective Snap – Elastic, EAT ME is a luscious, incendiary theatre show about unconventional love, chaos, control and the shifting complexities of power.
“a vision of excess consumption in a world where lust for sensory pleasure turns cannibalistic.” ★★★★ The Guardian (EAT ME work-in-progress performance at MANIPULATE 2017)
In association with Curious Seed and with support from Figurenteatret i Nordland.
SNAP – ELASTIC
Snap – Elastic are a theatre collective interested in creating visceral, textured and painfully intimate moving art on stage. We came together with a mutual passion to make ambitious work that is playful, dark, and stimulating for all the senses, as well as being connected with our lived experiences as women.
Led by Alice Mary Cooper, Eszter Marsalko and Claire Willoughby, we have a close team of collaborators that we work with on an ongoing basis. We are driven to layer different art forms over one another in a way that attempts to reject the hierarchical nature of more traditional theatre and create a piece of gesamtkunstwerk in every project we work on, no matter how big or small.
A Snap – Elastic Produced in association with Curious Seed
Originally conceived by Eszter Marsalko, Isy Sharman and Claire Eliza Willoughby
Devised and performed by Ian Cameron, Isy Sharman and Claire Eliza Willoughby
Choreographer / Christine Devaney
Costume Designer / Annie Hiner
Director / Eszter Marsalko
Fight Director / Emma Claire Brightlyn
Lighting Designer / Simon Hayes
Production Manager / Sian MacGregor
Set Designer / Anna Orton
Sound Designer / Matthew Collings
Stage Manager / Craig McNeill
Videographer / Rob Jones
Videographer (assistant) / Conor O’Toole
Writer / Luke Sutherland
Dramaturgical support from Caitlin Skinner
Supported by Figurteatret, Catherine Wheels, Brunton Theatre, Surge and Creative Scotland.
PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS / MANIPULATE Festival #14
EAT ME is a part of our Digital Festival, through which you can experience boundary-pushing visually led performance and animation, broadcast direct to your home. Please note that you must have access to the internet and a laptop, tablet or similar device in order to attend this event.
Each event will receive a live ‘premiere’ as part of an evening line-up, and will be subsequently available to catch-up until midnight on Sunday 7 February. You can either purchase a DAY PASS which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all the works featured on that day, or a whole DIGITAL FESTIVAL PASS, which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all 7 days of programmed work (not including workshops). Visit our digital festival page to explore what’s on.
Image Credit: Brian Hartley