Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) Split Britches

Theatre / Performance



Matt Delbridge

Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Lower Quay St

City/Town: Sligo / Rathquarter

County: Sligo

Event dates: 04 May 2018 - 04 May 2018

Event Venue: The Factory Performance Space

Event time: 8pm - 9.15pm

Contact phone: +353 (0)1 805 7709

Web: http://www.hawkswell.com


Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain. In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and humour. Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. These pioneering theatre-makers work with the communities they perform in, seeing unexploded ordnances as a metaphor for the unexplored potential in elders and hoping to uncover the buried resources in us all.