The Enormous Room (2017, Stage)
In the latest epic production from Stopgap Dance Company, we follow a father and daughter gradually coming to terms with the loss of Jackie – their wife and mother.
Combining exquisite detail in movement with evocative text and design, The Enormous Room takes the audience somewhere in between this world and the next.
Thoughtful, moving and uplifting, this is a show about saying goodbye and moving on.
Touring nationally and internationally from February 2017
An absorbing encounter with grief and loss ★★★★ Bachtrack
Work that can take dance into a new genre – Disability Arts Online
Artistic Direction & Choreography - Lucy Bennett
Executive Producer - Sho Shibata
Assistant Producer - Charlotte Mackie
Performed & devised by the cast:
David Toole as 'Dave', Hannah Sampson as 'Sam - the daughter', Amy Butler 'Jackie - the mother in Sam's memory', Meritxell Checa as 'Jackie - the wife in Dave's memory' (Meritxell is recast by Tamar Daly from Spring 2018), Christian Brinklow as 'Tom - Sam's friend' and Nadenh Poan as 'Chock'
Theatre & Costume Design - Anna Jones (Curious Space)
Lighting Design - Chahine Yavrovan
Composer - Dougie Evans
Dramaturge - Lou Cope
Production Manager - David Stothard
Technical Manager - Francois Langton
Company Stage Manager - Alexandra Anzemberger
Costume Supervisor - Rosey Morling
Rehearsal Directors - Laura Jones and Siobhan Hayes
Tour administration and logistics - Joy St Denis
Access Officer/Assistant Stage Manager - Cherie Brennan
Production Assistant - Ethan Duffy and Floyd Konde
Creative input during research & development - George Adams (La Petite Mort Theatre), Ben Duke (Lost Dog), Dan Huxley (ethnomusicologist), Caroline Leroy & Michael Pallandre (Collectif Pret a Porter), Thomas Noone, Chris Thorpe (Unlimited Theatre), Lenka Vagrenova and Dan Watson
Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, PASS - Circus Channel (Interreg), Pavilion Dance South West, The Point, University of Chichester (Department of Theatre) and University of Surrey
Thanks also to:
St. George's Church Portsmouth, Frensham Heights School, Joel Brown, Aya Kobayashi, TJ Lowe, KJ Mortimer and Femi Oyewole