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Wildworks’ new open-air promenade production  

Directed by Mydd Pharo & created with the communities of Cornwall

 

Coming to Carlyon Beach  

6th to 20th August 

 

Tickets from £14

 

 

Dark, humorous, fiery and honest…

‘I AM KEVIN’ is a provocation to rediscover the power and possibility that lies beneath the surface of us all. 

 

This summer… Wildworks invites you to let your imagination run wild on a fairytale journey of impossibility.

 

‘My mother stands at the water’s edge.

At the water’s edge stands a tree.

At the water’s edge, on the very edge,

at the water’s edge… Is me. ‘

 

At the water’s edge, beneath the shade of an ancient tree, a mother forms a perimeter to protect herself and her child from an unspeakable darkness. 

  

The tide ebbs and flows, the years pass, and the boy is taught stories of the dangers that lay beyond the safety of her embrace. 

  

But one day the boy awakes to find his mother is gone… 

and a stranger arrives at the perimeter’s edge. 

  

The boy must walk out into a new world. A world of gods and monsters. 

  

Experience this fantastical journey discovering the light amidst the darkness and take a deep dive into the depths of your consciousness to rewrite the stories that try to define us. 

 

 

 

Recommended for adults and brave children 12+ 

Starting at 7:45pm  

Running Time: approx. 120 minutes with no interval  

 

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TEAM

Director: Mydd Pharo

Written by: Mydd Pharo & Hannah Mcpake

Script Writer: Hannah McPake

Associate Director: Jen Fletcher

Musical Director & Composer: Benji Bower

Community Researcher & Dramaturg: Mercedes Kemp

Co Designer: Ellie Williams

Co Designer: Amy Pitt

Costume Designer: Mydd Pharo

Lighting Designer / Video Designer: Joshua Pharo

Sound Designer: Dan Balfour

Photography: Steve Tanner

Choral Leader: Vicky Abbott

Movement Director: Rob Mennear

Producers: Sarah Hemsley-Cole & Emma Hogg

Production Manager: Fay Powell-Thomas

General Manager: Gwen Scolding

Finance Manager: Debra Gristwood

Company Stage Manager: Kylie Sullivan

Technical Stage Manager: Louis King

Assistant Stage Manager: Ica Niemz

Costume Supervisor: Meier Williams

Costume Maker: Sara Rose Whetherly

Costume Maker: Lucy Seaber

Associate Sound Designer and Operator: Jon Clarence

Production Electrician: Sarah Readman

Marketing Consultant: Susan Hill

Communications Assistant: Jasmin Davies

Community Participation Co-ordinator: Laura Steen

Costume Assistant Intern: Millie Orla Kelly

Technical Assistant Intern: Jasper Knight

Researcher: Rachel Lowden

 

Digital Capture Team:

Director: Mydd Pharo

Co Director & Designer: Joshua Pharo

Film Maker: Neal Megaw

Camera Assistant: Chris Davis

Sound Recordist: Chris Baker

Sound Assistant:

Film Assistant Intern: Ethan Menear

 

Community Participant credits to follow…

If you haven’t yet signed up to be involved and want to… there is still time! email: everyoneisinvited@wildworks.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST

Zach Hawkins

Aminita Francis

Kemi Coker

Hannah McPake

Morgan Val Baker

Bec Applebee

Kyla Goodey

Nigel Barrett

Vicky Abbott

Laurie Huggett

Rachel Lowden

Will Husbands

 

Community Participant Performers credits to follow…

If you haven’t yet signed up to be involved and want to… there is still time! email: everyoneisinvited@wildworks.org.uk

FAQs

 As a devising company, working with the communities in and around St Austell, this show is in working progress and so we will be adding more detail to these FAQs as we create the performance. 

 

Q: Can I purchase a Concession ticket?

 

Concession tickets are available to those in full time education and people in receipt of the following benefits…

  • Income Support.
  • Pension Credit.
  • Income-related Job Seekers Allowance (JSA).
  • Housing Benefit.
  • Personal Independence Payment.
  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Universal Credit.
  • Care Leavers support.
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (EAS).

Please bring along proof of being in receipt of the above.

 

Q: What dates, days and times will the show be running?

 

The show runs from the 6th – 20th August (Monday – Saturday) at 7.45pm.

 

Q: Where is it? 

 

 ‘I AM KEVIN’ is an outdoor promenade show on Carlyon Beach, St Austell!

 

Q: What should I wear?

 

This is an outdoor event without shelter so dress for the weather and remember to bring layers for when the sun goes down. The ground underfoot is uneven in places so we recommend sturdy footwear. We understand it’s a beach and usual to enjoy the sand between your toes but the show goes into spaces where shoes are required ideally with closed toes.

 

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

 

Very little stops a show going ahead. If it’s raining (even heavy rain) the show will continue. Umbrellas are not allowed as they affect audience sightlines. For safety reasons, very high winds might cause a show to not go ahead. If this is the case we will email all ticket holders and post on social media as soon as possible. In 17 year we have only cancelled 3 (and a half!) shows.

 

Q: Do I need to purchase a parking ticket at the same time as buying tickets for the show?

 

Yes. Carlyon Beach is a busy summer location and therefore to guarantee you have a space to park at beach level, you need to purchase a £5 parking ticket. Oveflow/free parking is available at a local school approx 30mins walk away.

 

Q: Is this show suitable for my family?

 

The show is recommended for adults and brave children (12yrs +). Please see content advice for more information (possible spoiler warning!)

Babes in arms are allowed if you cannot see the show without bringing them along. Please note the show terrain and space is not suitable for pushchairs. We kindly ask that if you do bring your baby with you that you move away from other audience members if they make excessive noise that will impact the enjoyment of the show for others.

 

Q: Is this show accessible?

 

We are working on making this production as accessible as possible.

British Sign Language interpreted shows on Friday 12th and 19th August.

Audio described shows on Thursday 11th and Friday 19th August. Please select a free of charge head set when you purchase your ticket.

Pre show touch tours available on Thursday 11th and Friday 19th August. Please select when you purchase your ticket.

As a site-specific company we are often met with challenging terrain that is challenging for limited mobility.  We are still exploring options as we develop the show. If it turns out you are unable to see this live show due to physical barriers, we are currently working on digital solutions and our commitment to you will be free access to this at a later date.

 

Q: Can I get a free ticket for an access assistant?

 

If you are unable to join us for the show without the support of another person we will provide a ticket free of charge for your assistant. Please email boxoffice@wildworksorg.uk to arrange this. We will ask you to provide proof that assistance is required and this can be one of the following;

  • Receipt of the middle or higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance (mobility or care component).
  • Receipt of either the Severe Disablement Allowance or Attendance Allowance.
  • A personal letter from a GP
  • Access card

Q: Can I bring my dog?

 

Sorry no dogs allowed except assistance dogs.  Please also note there is no shaded parking so all canine friends are best left at home.

 

Q: Can I take photos or film during the show?

 

No. We know our work captures really well on cameras so it’s very tempting to take some pictures but we ask that you leave this to the professional photographers we’re arranging to capture the work and leave your camera/phone in your pocket and enjoy the show without the lens.

 

Q: Is there food and drink for sale? 

 

Yes there are plenty of food and drink options being provided by Carlyon beach. We’ll be sharing more details very soon on our social media channels.

 

Q: Can I bring my own food and drink?

 

Yes, you’re welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy before the show. Just be aware you’ll need time to take bags/hampers back to your vehicle or be small enough to carry them throughout the show.

 

Q: Is there seating?

 

This is a promenade show that moves around the beach. There will be opportunities to sit down at some points during the show. For audience members unable to sit on the floor or stand for the whole duration, hunting stick/light folding seating is allowed to be brought along but must be carried by themselves or a member of their party. Show stewards will direct suitable places for this seating. Please do not bring along seating unless you cannot see the show without it.

 

Q: I have more questions! When can I find out more information?

 

Please email boxoffice@wildworks.org.uk if you have any other questions.

Content Advice

Content intro:

(May contain spoilers) 

Whilst we wouldn’t want to reveal any ‘spoilers’ when promoting our work, we understand that some audience members may need more information about themes and content before booking. This list sounds quite daunting however all of these are implied and not literally represented in the show but we do appreciate this can still be of concern so we’re giving as much information as possible to allow people to make an informed choice when joining us. If there are certain themes that you would like to ask our box office team about, please contact the team at boxoffice@wildworks.org.uk.

 

​IAK content and trigger advice:

IAM KEVIN contains content and themes of: threat, childhood neglect, death/bereavement, death of a parent, suicide, mental health, pregnancy/childbirth, flashing images, sudden loud bangs and live fire.

“Wildworks are a constant source of inspiration, delight and challenge”
Michael Sheen

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