SICK! Festival kicks off at The Old Market this week, beginning with So You Can Feel in which Pieter Ampe explores the connection between social and emotional energy and individual emancipation.
The festival, now in its third year, is dedicated to revealing and debating our most urgent physical, mental and social challenges. This year it expands across venues in both Brighton and Manchester.
Next week SICK! Festival brings three shows to The Old Market. How To Disappear Completely explores end of life through the lens of renowned lighting designer, Itai Erdal, after his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Old And Having Sex discovers the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of our local oldies on sex. Rauw/Raw tackles the child’s inner conflict between the wish to maintain childhood innocence and the inevitable push into reality.
Later in the month, Lippy should not be missed as it is classed as one of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre to come out of Ireland in 2013. Tell Me Love is Real has been described by Time Out, New York as “crafty, compelling, and heartfelt enough to explode any sense of cheeky irony.”
Finally, our last show will be Victor, an intimate portrait of a man and a child as they depict their complex relationship through dance.
SICK! Festival doesn’t end there, with a huge amount more going on across both Brighton & Hove and also Manchester. For all the details, see SickFestival.com