Penryn-based company, ‘Owdyado Theatre are set to return to Carn to Cove’s spring season of events with their latest, brand new show, A View from the Edge which premieres at The Tolmen Centre, Constantine on January 28th, 2017 before touring across Cornwall and the UK until March.
Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband –a prominent gallery owner. Meanwhile, writers Charlotte and Dan struggle to write the script of their new noir-inspired theatre show about an art forgery ring. As scenes spin, fragment and entangle with each other one question arises: whose reality is real?
A View from the Edge is due to be a slick and surprising show where the search for the truth provokes a mind-bending journey through the world of dreams, imagination and ‘real life’. With its sharp wit, quick pace and a heavy dose of noir style; the company’s favourite film genre; from the classic to the neo, eagle eyed audience members might also spot that A View from the Edge takes influence from cult filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and David Lynch. Written by co-artistic directors Charlotte Bister and Daniel Richards, A View from the Edge is a highly original show that will not only delight and intrigue you but will keep you guessing ‘til the end.
Charlotte Bister told us ‘We are big fans of Neo-noirs such as Fargo which you may not consider as a noir at first but it falls into the genre’s bracket and is one of our favourite films going. There are other modern films such as L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, Who framed roger rabbit? and Brick which have all come out in the last 20-30 years or so’.
Directed by Rosanna Elliott of Canvas Theatre, with music from The People’s String Foundation’s Ben Sutcliffe and movement direction from Freefall Dance’s Grace Sellwood, ‘Owdyado are collaborating with some of Cornwall’s finest creatives.
A View from the Edge is ‘Owdyado Theatre’s fourth show and will be touring Carn to Cove venues this spring.