Jabberwocky (2011)

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
Thursday, 25 August 2011 - 7:00pm to Friday, 26 August 2011 - 7:00pm

Creative team:

Composor - Rebecca Applin and Susannah Pearse
Director - Joe Douglas
Musical Director - Rebecca Applin
Choreographer - Vincent Manna
Assistant Designer - Charlotte Bakewell


Jabba: To talk rapidly, unintelligibly, or idly (verb)  Rapid or babbling talk (noun).

What do Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark, Edward Lear’s poetry, Finnegans Wake, Dr Seuss, Ogden Nash, Vogon Poetry (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Christopher Isherwood’s Poems Past and Present and the poems of Mervyn Peake all have in common? The answer…nonsense! Exploring the idea of nonsense theatricallym incorporating some of these texts as starting points, the cast used the idea of language as nonsense and the various ways in which one can communicate through nonsense…including creating our own nonsense language. The project included exploring nonsense and communication through music: singing, choral effects, conversations with instruments and between live and electronic music.

Cast information

Katie Abraham
Daisy Addison
Kimberlea Berg
Victoria Carlin
Josie Charles
Bethany Dyke
Gwenllian Ebenezer
Ffion Edwards
Phoebe Ellibani
Alice Evans
Clair Gleave
Amy Glover
Ellen Graham
Ella Griffin
Bryony Harvey
Rebecca Ibbott
Charlie Joachim- Farrow
Amelia Landon
Natasha Larkin
Harriet Matthews
Flora McGivan
Catherine Mitchell
Alice Morgan-Richards
Saskia Pay
Nicholle Peart
Zsofia Preddle
Christina Rice
Rebecca Rogers
Annabelle Sami
Olivia Taylor-Goy
Lara Tipper
Anella Vokes
Ella Williams
Lucy Wordsworth

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