an anatomy of grappling

AN ANATOMY OF GRAPPLING

Writer

Slung Low makes adventures for audiences outside of conventional theatre spaces. Their aim is to make unlikely, ambitious and original adventures, each with powerful, moving story at its heart.

I have written for Slung Low's 15 Minutes Live — a live radio project whereby plays are performed in front of an audience, with on-stage sound effects and live music.

In An Anatomy of Grappling, Mick is an ageing, unemployed miner. He also competes on the British wrestling circuit, enduring long roads and hard bumps to make money to put food on the table.

But as he has to compete within a younger and more violent brand of wrestling, bodies and pride are put on the line. An elegy to youth, and to the passing of a lost era of a peculiarly British entertainment.


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Project Info

Dates:
2013

Produced by:
Slung Low

Performed by:
John Carter, Chris Price, Ruth Middleton, Lisa Howard, Patrick Young, Stuart Richman, Frances Macnamee, Alex Kelly, John Hunter

Musical Director and Composer:
Heather Fenoughty

Band:
John Arnesen, Chris Brain, Tom Collingwood, Sam Jones, Chris Noble

Sound:
Matt Angove and Andy Thomson

Recording:
Matt Angove

First Performed:
February 24, 2013 at The HUB, Leeds

Project Website:
slunglow.org

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