Lowri Evans and The Future present:
The Secret Life of You and Me
Written and performed by: Lowri Evans
Premiering at Ovalhouse Tue 11 Feb – Sat 15 Feb, 7:45pm, then touring nationally throughout 2014
Press night: Tue 11 Feb at 7.45pm
Workshop: Valentine’s love letter writing workshop, Fri 14 Feb, 6pm
View the trailer: http://vimeo.com/60756900
“The Secret Life of You and Me is full of heart and honesty – a delightfully personal and thoughtful one-woman show” Whats on Stage
“Lowri Evans is a remarkable actress and researcher” The Telegraph
Amelie-esque Lowri Evans pieces together a sparkling constellation from stuff, love and forgotten things in this heart-warming solo show about life, love, meanings and memory.
As Lowri hurtled towards her thirtieth birthday she had become an expert in invisible things “break ups, phone calls, friends moving away”. The Secret Life of You and Me is about the space between us and most importantly how we connect across it. This one-woman show – part live performance, part art installation – creates a stunning scrapbook of storytelling inspired by Lowri’s experience of working with people with dementia and a long distance relationship spanning the UK and Brazil.
“Making new memories with strangers has been part of how we’ve created the show”, says Lowri, “I’ve been meeting complete strangers off the train; and getting fellow-travellers to write to me in the misted up windows of buses.”
This meddling voyeur will turn the telescope onto her jumble sale of collected memories, stitching them together in an exquisite fusion of filmic image and haunting soundtrack in what she describes as: “A live scrap book. An unfinished love affair. A made up true story.”
The forthcoming national tour promises some unusual locations from a launderette to an observatory, as well as some imaginative interventions on the street. There will also be some anti-valentine’s magic around Ovalhouse on Fri 14 Feb at 6pm with a love letter writing workshop with a difference – sick bags provided!
Lowri Evans Valentine’s Love Letter Workshop
Ovalhouse, Friday 14 February, 6pm- 7pm, £5 (free if you book to see the show on 14 Feb as well).
It can be pretty gross can’t it, the 14 February; the flowers, the hearts, the teddy bears… but have no fear this Valentine’s Day Lowri invites you to join her for a special pre-show writing workshop with a big difference! This is an hour of fast, fun practical exercises to think and write about love’s many weird and wonderful forms, plus you get to make something special to take home with you. Whether you’re single or spoken for, this workshop is for anyone, no experience necessary and cocktails are provided!
Lowri Evans is a Manchester based artist who makes performances, interventions, books and objects. Her work draws upon a background in visual art, experience in performance and commitment to social engagement. Interested in human experience, the mundane and the miraculous The Secret Life of You and Me is Lowri’s first solo show. Over the last few years she has worked with National Theatre of Scotland, Tate Liverpool, Cornerhouse, Contact Theatre, Hatch, Islington Mill, hÅb, The Lowry, Quarantine, David Hoyle, Small Things, Weeding Cane, Salford University and Grupo XIX de Teatro. She is one third of girl band Hotpants Romance, who have released two albums and toured the world and is one fifth of female performance troupe Eggs Collective. She is currently creating a performance at Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo about Rosa Luxemburg. Anyone curious must wander around her quirky universe of a website www.thelowri.com
For more press information and review tickets please contact:
Shelley Bennett, Yeti PR, 07890 101841 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
Lowri Evans The Secret Life of You and Me is presented and produced by The Future, and was developed with support from hÅb Contact, The Future, University of Salford and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
The Future is an artist-centred development collective run by Lisa Mattocks and Jenny Gaskell, which focuses on the growth and development of early career artists in the North West. The Future actively supports, produces and provides free dedicated arts administration to existing and early-career contemporary artists/theatre companies.
For the past 50 years Ovalhouse has been a home to experimental, radical and overlooked artists seeking to make theatre and performance that speaks to a world beyond the mainstream. A hotbed of artistic activism and revolutionary thought, and in the five decades since it began, Ovalhouse has seen the social and artistic ideals it has aspired to become widely accepted as the model for a better society.
Ovalhouse stands on a proud history and continues to be a vital home for boundary-pushing art and artists with an eye on the future.
Dates: Tue 11 – Sat 15 Feb at 7.45pm, workshop Fri 14 Feb at 6pm
Venue: Ovalhouse, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
To Book: 020 7582 7680 / www.ovalhouse.com
Tickets: £14 / £10 conc / £8 conc