Rum in the Gravy Boat
“Raise a Glass. Raise a Family. Raise a child.”
‘I don’t really have any one memory of when or how this all started. I’ve never made a show about myself before. Never felt the need to but then again this story is only partly about me … Something happened when I was a child that made life both deeply unbearable and beautifully profound. At the same time a weird alchemy occurred, something good from the bad, and it stirred in me a deep fascination to perform that I just couldn’t shake off.’
Developed through autobiographical storytelling, physical theatre and humour Rum in the Gravy Boat seeks to highlight a world in which 6% of parents in the UK are dependent on alcohol. It is a playful exploration into how theatre can be used to make sense of the past.
Set in a series of childhood bedrooms based on the actor’s own life, Rum in the Gravy Boat delves into the dressing up box and takes us on a journey of missed performances, first dates and boiling kettles.