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WHOLE: Work in Progress - a solo show by Emma Spearing

‘My sister smells of woodsmoke, warm earth, oranges and dust.’

In some parts of the world people believe twins share a soul, so how can you be a twin alone?

WHOLE is the story of two siblings - two soulmates, two lives intertwined - told by one of them alone. Written and performed by Emma Spearing, WHOLE is a beautifully crafted love letter to her twin sister, a journey diving into the depths of love and complex grief through immersive soundscapes, song and striking visual imagery. Brutally honest, moving and tender, WHOLE is a pathway through memories and a ceremony of life, exploring the themes of identity, love, belief systems, and what it means to lose the person who makes us whole.

This timely work-in-progress will be performed in the Arcola Outside space, as part of the Arcola Theatre’s Today I’m Wiser Festival. The Arcola describes the festival as “inspired by the present and fuelled by our collective desire for change.” We live in a world where making space for - and finding new ways to - express and talk about grief and loss have never been more important.

WHOLE is a profoundly moving exploration about what it takes to go it alone in the wake of tremendous loss and grief. Emma is a consummate performer, warm and honest, and her writing sparkles effortlessly, before cracking our hearts. Haley McGee - Theatre maker and Founder of Solo Show Creator Labs
Sunday 14th 8pm £10 (£8 concessions)

Monday 15th 7pm £10 (£8 concessions)

part of The Arcola Theatre’s Today I’m Wiser Festival
Arcola Outside 24 Ashwin St London E8 3DL
Sun 14 Nov 2021 and Mon 15 Nov 2021
Contact telephone: 0207 5031646 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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