Featuring puppetry, a capella singing, physical storytelling and a live musical score, the piece takes a comic and bittersweet look at our everyday struggles to keep a head above the water.
The show explores the desire to carve out a place for oneself in a continuously fluctuating world: the hilarity, absurdity and difficulty of seeking validity in a modern life where so little is secure or permanent. The company creates every element of the work collaboratively- from making the puppets, costumes and set to writing the text and music.
Jammy Voo’s first show Something Blue was a hit at Edinburgh 2007 and went on to tour both nationally and internationally. A Corner of the Ocean was devised by the company and has been developed with actor and director Toby Jones (The Right Size, Complicite, National Theatre), director Jamie Wood and composer and sound artist Gregory Hall.
Jammy Voo is an international, Devon based theatre company founded by four female graduates of the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris: Yngvild Aspeli (Norway), who also studied at Esnam; Kate Edwards (UK), who has worked with CCC Clowns, South Hams Arts Collective and Theatre Royal Plymouth; Emily Kreider (USA), whose past work includes shows with Friche Theatre Urbaine and Companie Houppz and Eliza Wills (UK), also a founder member of Blue Scream Theatre, whose work includes Fringe First Award winning Tom Thumb.
A Corner of the Ocean is at the Lowry on 9th June.