Across 14 days, Harry Clayton-Wright presents 14 brand new eight hour performance pieces. Each day involves its own persona, its own world. Each piece experiments with the different ways in which people stage themselves over time. Reflecting on the artist’s experience with growing up in Blackpool – a sea-side town ubiquitous with traditional entertainment – and with his biography as a professional performer, The Fortnight is a show about show business, a series of performances about performance itself.
Expect drag, dance, lip sync, tattooing, all day raves, showbiz autobiographies, character comedy, storytelling and more. Drop in each day for a completely unique performance experience and it’s totally free!
Audience members are invited to visit briefly or stay a while. Some days invite more participation than others, some days require more observation. The days are designed to serve as counterpoints to one another in tone and what they explore. They have been carefully programmed in relation to The Fortnight as a two week durational experience – visit once or collect all 14.
Because as they say, “the show must go on”, and on, and on.
Commissioned by The Spire, produced by David Sheppeard, supported by Abingdon Studios, Marlborough Pub & Theatre and New Queers On The Block and using public funding by The National Lottery through Arts Council England. Set design by Ryan Dawson Laight. Performance development by Melanie Jame Wolf. Poster image by Joel Devereaux with costume by Ruby Slippers. Poster design by Sarah Ferrari.
The Fortnight runs 10 am – 6pm, 5th to the 18th September at Abingdon Studios Project Space, Blackpool*
Free or pay what you can.
*Abingdon Studios Project is located on the second floor and only accessible by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.