Vesper Time tackles themes of paternal absence, poignant memories and mourning through a heart-warming combination of soul searching, humour and absurd home truths.
Touching upon undercurrents and contrasts of death and forgiveness, Stacy references Moby Dick whilst utilising MTV pop songs as hymn books, delivering her signature take on some favourite Hollywood blockbusters. With more than a nod to her stand-up comedy roots, Vesper Time offers up a subversive sermon, delivered with characteristic quirkiness and a ‘vesper’ – a secular evening prayer.
Vesper Time was developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio and commissioned by Chelsea Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and produced by Artsadmin.
The show moved me to tears, laughter and some serious reflection Dean Atta
Genuinely moving A Younger Theatre
It was refreshing to experience something so humorously absurd containing such powerful substance. Stacy Makishi managed to open my heart with complex laughter Total Theatre
This season we are really excited to be working with Dialogue Theatre Club – a post-show discussion for people who hate post-show discussions. It works more like a book group: the people who made the show aren’t present, so you can talk freely about what you thought of it and hear how other people responded, without needing to think of the ‘right’ questions to get the artists explaining their work.
Plus we provide drink and nibbles: what’s not to like?
This free event will be taking place in the pub downstairs after the performance Wednesday 21st October.