A CORNER OF THE OCEAN
Devised by Jammy Voo Directed by Jamie Wood
National Tour, 9th June to 20th July 2011
A hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2011, and guest directed by Fringe First Award winning Jamie Wood (Top of the World’s Paperweight), all female theatre company Jammy Voo tell the story of a man who goes missing in a mysterious diving accident. The story of his disappearance strangely touches the lives of four women in their different parts of the world. Featuring puppetry, a capella singing, physical storytelling and a live musical score, A Corner of the Ocean takes a comic and bittersweet look at our everyday struggles to keep a head above the water.
The show explores the desire to carve out a place for oneself in a continuously fluctuating world: the hilarity, absurdity and difficulty of seeking validity in a modern life where so little is secure or permanent. The company creates every element of the work collaboratively- from making the puppets, costumes and set to writing the text and music.
Jammy Voo’s first show Something Blue was a hit at Edinburgh 2007 and went on to tour both nationally and internationally. A Corner of the Ocean was devised by the company and has been developed with actor and director Toby Jones (The Right Size, Complicite, National Theatre), director Jamie Wood and composer and sound artist Gregory Hall.
Jammy Voo is an international, Devon based theatre company founded by four female graduates of the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris: Yngvild Aspeli (Norway), who also studied at Esnam; Kate Edwards (UK), who has worked with CCC Clowns, South Hams Arts Collective and Theatre Royal Plymouth; Emily Kreider (USA), whose past work includes shows with Friche Theatre Urbaine and Companie Houppz and Eliza Wills (UK), also a founder member of Blue Scream Theatre, whose work includes Fringe First Award winning Tom Thumb.
“Vibrant physical theatre that’s set to make waves…a production that has both depth and sparkle and reminds you just how refreshing original theatre can be.” The List
“Atmospheric and impressively accomplished” Fest
“The company are a delight to watch, teasing out a tremendous amount of comic and emotive content from the smallest of moments.” The Scotsman
www.jammyvoo.com / www.notebooktheatre.com
Tour dates and listings information
9th June The Lowry, Salford 0843 208 6000 / www.thelowry.com £12, 8pm
22nd June Exeter Northcott 01392 493 493 / www.exeternorthcott.co.uk £12, 7.30pm
23rd - 25th June North Devon Fringe www.theatrefest.co.uk £tbc 9.15pm, 9.45pm, 5pm
27th - 29th June Bristol Tobacco Factory 0117 902 0344 / tobaccofactorytheatre.com £12 (£8 concs) 8pm
20th July Jacksons Lane 020 8341 4421/ www.jacksonslane.org.uk £10 / 8pm