Acclaimed performer and choreographer Wendy Houstoun, returns to Plymouth in defiant form with new work, Pact With Pointlessness, a double act for one that mixes comedy, spoken word and performance. It offers a frank demonstration of how it feels to be knocked sideways by death, renegotiate and then carry on.
It is an all or nothing kind of event. A do or die kind of affair.
A double act for one, the night twists and turns with crackling and ridiculous movement in a kind of ‘stand up meets vaudeville, old time patter meets online chatter’ routine. A night of philosophical stupidity and urgent futility. Pact with Pointlessness is funny and moving in equal measure and follows hot on the heels of Houstoun's successful 50 Acts, winner of the 2013 TMA award for achievement in dance.
Pact with Pointlessness is written and performed by Wendy Houstoun with lighting design by Chris Copland. Photography by Hugo Glendinning. Co-produced by Southbank Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham with Dance4, The Nightingale Theatre Brighton, South East Dance and Dance East, with additional support from Arts Council England.
Date: Wednesday 1 February
Venue: The House, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £10/£7 Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA