Tooth and Nail presents Hummingbird
Tuesday 7 November, 8pm
About the event
Location: Roxburgh Hall
Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour.
Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck.
Neither expected to fall in love.
But once they did, they just kept on falling.
Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America, 'Hummingbird' is dark, compelling physical theatre.
Award-winning, Lecoq-trained Tooth+Nail blend acrobatics and action with a striking visual style to tell a deviously touching tale of love and murder.
Hummingbird uses a lush soundscape of songs, jingles, adverts and other Americana to conjure up the post-war era. This also casts light on the motivation of a couple that believes owning the right car will buy them entry into a society that has rejected them.
A sepia-toned doomed romance… Immaculate. The Scotsman, ★★★★
Cleverly atmospheric, knowingly ‘noir’. The Herald Scotland, ★★★★
A truly beautiful, haunting story that blurs the line between right and wrong, and will question your empathy. The Australia Times, ★★★★
A deft creation, with the elements of theatre and movement beautifully interwoven. The West Australian, ★★★★
Suitable for 14 years +
Running time one hour no interval
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