SOMETHING IN YOUR VOICE
performance for theatres, in development
Something in Your Voice will be our third full-length theatre show. It will use the form of telephone conversations to explore distance and intimacy, public and private spheres, power and information, individual and collective responsibilities. Taking inspiration from the everyday dance of switchboard operators and the poetry of the Yellow Pages, Something in Your Voice is an intricate web of missed connections, broken signals, international time delays, cold calls, bureaucratic labyrinths, late-night gossip, bleary arguments and oddly profound interactions with insurance scam bots. Disembodied voices - fragments of life under late capitalism - are impelled to lie, seduce, bamboozle and confess in this web of anxious interactions.
Something in Your Voice is being developed with support from New Diorama, Cambridge Junction, Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Third Angel in association with Sheffield Theatres, with funding from Arts Council England.
Conceived and directed by Clara Potter-Sweet and Ben Kulvichit
Devised and performed by Clara Potter-Sweet, Ben Kulvichit, Emma Clark, Jemima Yong and Alex Roberts
Design Zoë Brennan
Sound design and dramaturgy Nat Norland
Artistic support Hannah Parsons, Alexander Kelly
Embedded critic Lily Levinson
Producer Emily Davis
Photos Chelsey Cliff
4 February 2020 / Ferment Fortnight, Bristol Old Vic [work-in-progress]