About Six Lips Theatre
Six Lips Theatre is an independent physical theatre company inspired by and taking influence from areas of visual arts. Our aim is to create theatre which is evocative, resonant, playful and lasting, everything is enveloped in the “lovingly made”, handcrafted and original. Six Lips Theatre produce original written and devised works as well as re-imagining existing texts through distinctive, interpretive exploration.
Whether working in a devising process or on existing text, the company’s works are consistently thoughtful and concept-driven, with a strong focus on methods of storytelling and accessibility. Both process and performance have empathy and honesty at the heart; initiating discussion between performers in process, and between storyteller and audience in performance.
The work generation methodologies follow a pattern of play; respond, reflect, respond. Ensemble-driven, process and product are collaborative and organic. Six Lips Theatre work in collaboration with a variety of artists and organisations currently focusing on emotional well-being and female experiences.
Who we are
For Tour Dates please see www.houseoftragicshe.co.uk “Tragic She howls in response to the cries of Poe, Rhys, Bronte and Woolfe.” In a blend of physical theatre and contemporary dance, four women explore the effects of loneliness on emotional well-being and literature’s constant re-interpretations of madness. Infused with the voices of mental health service users through[…]
“Even the best and wisest amongst us do things we later regret…” 12-25th August 5pm daily at Venue 18, Grassmarket, Sweet Venues, Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Under a bleak skyline, in the bowels of the Industrial Revolution, change is brewing. A company assembles to pass judgement on the greatest of a generation. A particular kind of[…]
Performed as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013 Friday 17 May – Tuesday 21 May 2013 & Friday 24 May – Tuesday 28 May 2013 “The clock strikes thirteen as the floorboards pulsate, there is a scream from the crypt and something unusual is being dragged from inside the chimney breast.” Autumn falls on[…]
Spinning yarn on the line. Picking up the threads of a story.Beating are the hearts of two women dancing between the spinning mules grappling with being watched over by an evil eye. The women scuttle through the scraps, telling their tale of parts as they struggle to breathe through the dust and the weight of[…]
Join the fabulous, bohemian She for one night only… except for all the other nights the rest of the week…. as She shares her secret, slightly unorthodox, material generating methods for her One Woman Show. Whose story is She telling? Is it her own? Someone else’s? Would She know the difference anyway? Exploring the tropes,[…]
A highly corrupt town in remote Russia is thrown into panic when it learns that a Government Inspector is coming. When a well-dressed rogue, Khlestakov, arrives, he realizes he is presumed to be the inspector and takes advantage of the officials’ desperate bribery. When the officials realize their mistake, just after Khlestakov leaves, the real[…]
March 2012 Written by Roxanna Klimasewska and directed, conceptualised and designed by Hannah Wallace… Tilling featured as part of International Women’s Week 2012; following the journey of a mother, neighbour, babysitter, bank, damp shoulder and grieving widow, whose only true companions in her life are her plants. All-female cast, produced by the all-female company, Tilling[…]
January 2012 A collaboration with long-term associate Mathew Harper… Tackling the frightening possibilities of genetic sexual attraction, Matt Harper’s new play explores Assistant Reproductive Technology through a surreal performance presentation with direct address and film punctuated with moments of tenderness and comedy. Set against the restrictions and judgements of law and their society (Them), Ewan[…]
December 2011 Hands Off was staged in the basement of Bar Lane Studios, York, from December 1 to 3. This was a collaborative devised show exploring the ego and the role of the performer in modern culture. Set in the round and inspired by the concept of speed dating, Hands Off was a performance with[…]