Cannonballista, a new solo show by Liz Clarke will open its forthcoming tour at the Riverfront Newport on September 21.
Originally from Newport, Liz is a Bristol based performance artist and this will be the first time for her to show her solo-work in her home city. The show combines Liz’s live art practice with cabaret and theatre, and will also include live music on stage. Inspired by ordinary women living extraordinary lives, the performance explores grief, coping mechanisms and ‘things we do to get us through’; combined with sheds, impossible heels and a huge dollop of glitz!
“I’m really pleased that we are opening my new show in Newport – the city where I was brought up and where I hold so many memories,” says Liz, “It’s a wonderful city and being back here for rehearsals and performing is fantastic. Cannonballista is the story of my Super Hero Alter Ego – Betty Bruiser, who has been present in my life for a good few years now. This highly charged performance will bring together a cannon, a shed and impossibly high heels, in ways that have never been witnessed before! It also features (if Betty gets her way); the biggest feat of her career so far.”
Liz specializes in working with people who do not normally access the arts, especially people with lived experience of mental health. In the run up to the show, Liz will share her practice and creative process, in a series of workshops for women. Using themes from the show participants will discover their own Super Hero Alter Ego – the parts of ourselves that are extraordinary, untapped and unexpected. The workshops are designed for women with and without mental health issues who want to further their performance experience. An open workshop will be held at Riverfront Theatre on the 16th of September between 10am – 5pm. Places are £5 and can be booked by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Riverfront performance visit newportlive.co.uk for ticket details.