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Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull
January 30, 2019
February 2, 2019

Single Tickets: $25 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

Originally conceived for the eve of the 2015 UK general election, Cock and Bull sees three females convene to perform their own, alternative, party conference.

Exploring power, voice, agency and sustainability, they use the most heard phrases from Conservative governmental rhetoric, to dismantle and redress dominant paradigms of power and Politics. Responding to the meaninglessness and repetition of empty political promise, the privilege of the governmental elite and the deep discontent of an increasingly disproportionate and divided society, this work is part protest, part catharsis, part exorcism. It becomes, in part, a demonstration of togetherness. Cock and Bull is a transforming choreography of words and a passionate speech of the body, underpinned with the real-time energy of political dissatisfaction and tory tongue-speak.

For the Toronto premiere of Cock and Bull, two iterations are performed: the original short version (one hour) and the long version lasting the length of an average sitting of the House of Commons (over 7 hours). Presented as bookends in the first week of Progress, audiences are afforded the unique opportunity to investigate the performance’s structure and form as it expands (and contracts) over time.

Winner of the Total Theatre Award for best visual/physical theatre, Edinburgh, 2016.

“A quiet, luminously brilliant, meditation on politics and pain.”
– Exeunt Magazine

**** “A blistering, beautiful act.”
– What’s On Stage


**** “Astonishing…Unforgettable performances.”
– The Scotsman

COUNTRY
Scotland

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
FADO Performance Art Centre

SCHEDULE
Wed / Jan. 30 / 7:30pm (short version)
Sat / Feb. 2 / 2:00pm (long version)

DURATION
Jan. 30: 60 minutes
Feb. 2: 7 hours & 41 minutes

CREDITS
Conceived and Directed by Nic Green
Created with Laura Bradshaw and Rosana Cade
Performed by Laura Bradshaw, Rosana Cade and Nic Green (short version)
Performed by Rosana Cade and Nic Green (long version)
LX design Eleni Thomaidou
Technical support Murray Wason

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
BMO Incubator for Live Arts
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W

TICKETS
Jan. 30: $25
Feb. 2: $15 (or free, with a purchased ticket to Jan 30’s performance)

Note: Feb 2 is a durational performance, come & go as you please
Tickets for this performance are not available in advance, door sales only.

Photo: Julia Bauer

BOOK NOW
3-SHOW PASS

Cock and Bull
January 30, 2019
February 2, 2019

Single Tickets: $25 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

Originally conceived for the eve of the 2015 UK general election, Cock and Bull sees three females convene to perform their own, alternative, party conference.

Exploring power, voice, agency and sustainability, they use the most heard phrases from Conservative governmental rhetoric, to dismantle and redress dominant paradigms of power and Politics. Responding to the meaninglessness and repetition of empty political promise, the privilege of the governmental elite and the deep discontent of an increasingly disproportionate and divided society, this work is part protest, part catharsis, part exorcism. It becomes, in part, a demonstration of togetherness. Cock and Bull is a transforming choreography of words and a passionate speech of the body, underpinned with the real-time energy of political dissatisfaction and tory tongue-speak.

For the Toronto premiere of Cock and Bull, two iterations are performed: the original short version (one hour) and the long version lasting the length of an average sitting of the House of Commons (over 7 hours). Presented as bookends in the first week of Progress, audiences are afforded the unique opportunity to investigate the performance’s structure and form as it expands (and contracts) over time.

Winner of the Total Theatre Award for best visual/physical theatre, Edinburgh, 2016.

“A quiet, luminously brilliant, meditation on politics and pain.”
– Exeunt Magazine

**** “A blistering, beautiful act.”
– What’s On Stage


**** “Astonishing…Unforgettable performances.”
– The Scotsman

COUNTRY
Scotland

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
FADO Performance Art Centre

SCHEDULE
Wed / Jan. 30 / 7:30pm (short version)
Sat / Feb. 2 / 2:00pm (long version)

DURATION
Jan. 30: 60 minutes
Feb. 2: 7 hours & 41 minutes

CREDITS
Conceived and Directed by Nic Green
Created with Laura Bradshaw and Rosana Cade
Performed by Laura Bradshaw, Rosana Cade and Nic Green (short version)
Performed by Rosana Cade and Nic Green (long version)
LX design Eleni Thomaidou
Technical support Murray Wason

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
BMO Incubator for Live Arts
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W

TICKETS
Jan. 30: $25
Feb. 2: $15 (or free, with a purchased ticket to Jan 30’s performance)

Note: Feb 2 is a durational performance, come & go as you please
Tickets for this performance are not available in advance, door sales only.

Photo: Julia Bauer

BOOK NOW
3-SHOW PASS