Rejection. Failure. Loser. ☹
For 15 years, Thomas has faced a constant, stifling stream of rejection. Dates broken, relationships soured but even worse … dance pieces that never got made. He's written about the blighters in funding applications, discussed them with commissioners, paraded them out to promoters, but sadly, they remain unwanted. From a large-scale interactive piece about the apocalypse to a piece exploring the nuances of cheddar cheese, for one night only, using letters of rejection as a starting point, Thomas will bring them to life. Maybe we’ll discover there was a reason that they never got made …
The Unwanted is one part comedy and one part musical. The narrator, Thomas, shares his letters of rejection accompanied by a dancing sidekick who is armed with a multitude of cheap props. Destruction and chaos ensue as things fall apart. Failing props and costumes are held together with duct tape, while the pair do everything they can just to keep going on with life and the show.
With comedy songs specially written by Mark Franks of The Overtones, and with lots of audience dancing and karaoke, this comedy dance theatre show makes for a brilliant night out.
The show lasts 60 minutes and is suitable for 14+. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS SWEARING IN THE WORK
The Unwanted premiered on 23rd February 2019 at Macphail Centre, Ullapool.
The Unwanted toured from 23rd February to 8th March 2019. An autumn 2019 is currently being finalised and more information will appear here soon.
Dancer and Concept, Choreography & Direction
Miranda Mac Letten
Listen to music featured in The Unwanted
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