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Magical story of reclusive artist, Joash Woodrow, bought to life on stage by Small Things. |
“The Resonance of Seclusion”
The Lowry, Salford, 28th February 2013 (then touring)
Written and directed by Liz Postlethwaite
In the year 2000 artist Joash Woodrow left his home in Leeds for the final time to move to a new life in Manchester. Having lived as a recluse for almost 40 years few people could believe what was discovered when the contents of the house were finally revealed. Despite his apparent seclusion Joash had painted and drawn throughout his life, filling the rooms of the normal suburban semi with over 700 paintings, 3000 drawings and hundreds and hundred of books.
Join Small Things to discover an extraordinary story inspired by one man’s unstoppable drive to create and the equally unstoppable support of his family that made his artistic life a reality.
A story of amazing discoveries, journeys that last over the years and brothers quietly growing old together.
The performances at The Lowry and Etz Chaim Synagogue will be supported by an exclusive selection of Joash Woodrow’s work.
About the Tour
Small Things are delighted to be touring this show:
“We are especially excited about staging the work in Salford and Leeds as the performance will be supported by an exclusive selection of Joash’s work,” explained Liz Postlethwaite, Creative Director. “And performing alongside these pieces is a real privilege as Joash’s story truly comes to life when you experience his art.”
About the Company
Small Things is a social enterprise using creativity and creative engagement to fuel learning and change.
They do this by making creative interventions, inventive and beautifully crafted performances, and playful experiences that provide inspiration, and make space for development. These interactions and projects take inspiration from stories and situations that reflect the world around us, and that help us understand our own place within it.
Their work is linked to local communities and identities, and created and shared in all manner of spaces and places. Everything they do is inspired by an interest in the power of art, culture and creativity and the part that this can play within wider social change.
Liz Postlethwaite – Library Theatre Company, norfox, Monkeywood, Lowri Evans Productions, Contact, The Lowry
Lara Booth – MMU School of Theatre, RNCM, norfox, Opera North
Featuring – Lowri Evans – (Eggs Collective, norfox, Quarantine, National Theatre of Scotland), Ben Moores (Shot in the Dark, Just Add Water, norfox), Ryan Greaves (Hull Truck, The Royal Exchange Studio, Studio Salford) and Niven Garner (Shot in the Dark, Penultimate)
Comments on previous shows
The Resonance of Seclusion
“I swear us audience stopped breathing at times. Just wonderful, so moving and really well realised. Loved it” Audience Member
“The Resonance of Seclusion was simply beautiful and exquisite. Touching story of humility & family love. We salute you Joash Woodrow" Audience Member
'Quirky and stylish - a real treat.' Cultural Shenanigans
This project has been made possible through the support of Arts Council England
For more information or to book tickets please contact:
Press Night 8pm on 28th February at The Lowry.
Public Performances 8pm on 28th February at The Lowry, Salford
o 8.45pm on 2nd March and 2pm on 3rd March at Etz Chaim Synagogue, Leeds
o 7.30pm on 8th March at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Bowdon
o 7.30pm on 13th March at Mill at The Pier, Wigan
o 6pm on 14th March at Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal
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