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Buy Tickets I Wish I Was Lonely

Created and performed by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe

Part of Harrogate Theatre's 2s Company Festival

A mini-festival of theatre adventures awaits you...

”Harrogate’s perfectly formed festival of small” The Guardian

For the third year running Harrogate Theatre is hosting a unique festival, which allows you to get up close and personal to the show and performers. Don’t be scared, dive in and get involved. Indulge your curiosity with a host of playful experiences you will never forget. Where will your adventures take you…?
Don’t miss:An Icy Man (Thur 5 Jun), Lounge Gigs (Thur 5 – Sat 7 Jun), Le Grand Voyage (Fri 6 & Sat 7 June), I Wish I Was Lonely (Fri 6 & Sat & Jun) and Hurtling (Sat 7 Jun).

I Wish I Was Lonely
 is a participatory show about contactability.
A show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on.
A show investigating what it means to participate in communication – or not.
There will be poems, there will be stories and there will be conversation.
I Wish I Was Lonely is the new show from Fringe-First winners Hannah Jane Walker (This is Just To Say from last year's 2s Company Festival) and Chris Thorpe (following 2011’s The Oh F*ck Moment) that asks how much of ourselves we've given up to the new Gods in our pockets.
“So cunningly and playfully constructed that it feels like a gift” Guardian ★★★★
“An excellently crafted piece, both thoughtful and relevant, which challenges us to take a step back from our technology-obsessed lives” Time Out ★★★★
“A show full of cleverly-orchestrated audience participation” Scotsman ★★★★
“It’s easy thing to say a piece of theatre is thought provoking, but in this case I do sit in the sunny Drill Hall café afterwards, studying my black box, thinking about the things it holds and wondering if I’d be brave enough to silence it for good.”
Exuent ★★★★
Chris Thorpe is a theatre-maker. Hannah Jane Walker is a poet. Together they make award-winning work that is part performance, part poetry gig and part interactive experience. Their shows take place in rooms: sometimes those rooms are theatres, but often they're offices, meeting rooms, cafes - anywhere that people can come together.
Chris and Hannah's work is based around an honest encounter between themselves, an audience and the difficult but often uplifting moments we all face in the process of living.  Their shows feel like a generous, open conversation, with poetry and storytelling at their heart and space for audiences to contribute in a meaningful way.

Produced by Ric Watts
Developed with Francesca Beard, Matt Burman, Jason Crouch, Seda Ilka and Ross Sutherland.
Co-commissioned by ARC, Writers Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre
Supported by Arts Council England and Escalator East to Edinburgh.
Developed at Cambridge Junction, Warwick Arts Centre, BIOS and Forest Fringe.

Take a look at this year's 2's Company Festival Guide:

View the full Harrogate Theatres February - August 2014 Season Brochure below

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06 June 2014 8.00pm Tickets Available
07 June 2014 8.00pm Tickets Available

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