O Death

Presented in the elevator at the Blue Room Theatre as part of the Summer Nights launch 2017.

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No-one ever really believes that they could ever get hit by a bus or die trapped in an elevator - but it happens.

O Death is a one-on-one performance work set in a moving elevator. You are summoned to take a moment, contemplate your mortality and consider how your last moments may look.

The piece is a nod to the traditional American folk song 'Conversations with Death' and plays with tropes of American folk music, pop-culture and westernised perceptions of death. It is at once an abstracted investigation of mortality, a ridiculous tinsel-soaked ride and an intimate appointment you have scheduled, but haven’t put into your diary.

 
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