Two performance texts by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe
The Oh Fuck Moment
Fucking up is the truest, funniest, most terrifying moment you can experience. Poet Hannah Jane Walker and theatre-maker Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and strip lighting. The Oh Fuck Moment is an award-winning conversation around a desk for brave souls to hold their hands up and admit they fucked up, or for people to laugh at us because we did.
‘A brilliant celebration of our mistakes and evolutionary reflexes’ Guardian
I Wish I Was Lonely
I Wish I Was Lonely is an interactive show about contactability asking whether the invisible waves we’re tethered to might be drowning who we are. It’s a show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on. A show investigating what it means to participate in communication – or not. There are poems, there are stories and there is conversation.
I Wish I Was Lonely sees Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe ask how much of ourselves we’ve given up to the new gods in our pockets.
Hannah Jane Walker is a poet and Chris Thorpe is a theatre-maker.Together they make award-winning work that is part performance, part poetry gig and part interactive experience. Their work is based around an honest encounter between themselves, an audience and the difficult but often uplifting moments we all face in the process of living. Their shows feel like a generous, open conversation, with poetry and storytelling at their heart and space for audiences to contribute in a meaningful way.