Elise

Theatre (new writing, poetry)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) ​
  • 11:25
  • Aug 1-7, 9-14, 16-27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Dixie Fried Theatre in association with Bristol Spotlights
  • Warnings: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

New York, 1962. Beat poet Elise Cowen commits suicide and her family incinerates all but eighty-three of her poems. Elise uncovers the story of this extraordinary poet, intertwining her surviving work with dramatised interviews, revealing the thrilling and hedonistic culture of the Beatniks and the oppressive pressures that cut her life short. Dixie Fried Theatre's moving piece of new writing brings to light the life and legacy of a woman shrouded in Allen Ginsberg's shadow. '[Callis] is a young writer to watch, so watch and listen' (Anna-Maria Murphy 'Tristan & Yseult’ Kneehigh).

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