Though This Be Madness by Skye Loneragan
Posted by Jenny Hunter
“Once upon a time… I don’t have time.”
How can we nurture our collective sanity?
Bouncing on a Pilates ball in the Land of Lounge Room, a recovering mum and love-struck teat, is desperate to soothe her baby, and ‘stay on the ball’ so she can finish a sentence and tell you all this - this story of many sisters.
Unable to reach her sister Ophelia who wrestles with a cataract on what Shakespeare calls the ‘mind’s eye’, she stitches together a pillow-book of tales told through poetry and performance.
This is an intimate babe-in-arm performance for up to …parents and carers.
Written & Performed by Skye Loneragan. Music by Mairi Campbell & Dave Gray. Lyrics by Skye Loneragan. Directorial support: Kath Burlinson & Stewart Ennis, Choreographic support: Emma Jayne Park.
Supported by Creative Scotland & SMHAF.
“Loneragan is such a gifted and engaging performer, both in words and movement, that the quiet integrity of her unadorned staging finally comes to seem like a gift; in a show that talks of madness, but also of how women’s lives, honestly described, always tend to defy the norms of our culture – including our ideas of sanity and exactly what it might look like.” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman on Though This Be Madness.
“….a haunting reminder of some of the big questions asked” The Scotsman on Cracked
“genuinely life-affirming and hilarious…” The Herald on Mish Gorecki Goes Missing.
Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD,