The Marlborough celebrated the start of 2016 with a raucous New Year’s Eve party round ours featuring Harry Clayton-Wright and more Tuaca than should ever be consumed, and now we’re back in the groove and looking forward to a wealth of artists making our theatre their temporary home.
Our first 2016 Artist in Residence is Lucy McCormick. We’ve had the total pleasure of hosting Lucy’s work twice before as a member of GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, and we’re thrilled to be supporting her solo practice. Here’s what she has to say about the project…
‘I have been playing God in a series of biblical re-enactments, performed via pop ballads and performance art, with the help of two backing dancers.
I was partly inspired to create these pieces by an on-going interest in the Quaker belief in ‘God’ as one’s own moral conscience – ‘the God in all of us’. These pieces are also an exercise in casting myself as the Ultimate Man, and so allow for my interests and frustrations in gender politics and feminist discourse.
During my residency time at the Marlborough I have been working on the next logical instalments of the project – an Easter Parade and a Madonna Tribute Act! ‘