Hatch

Theatre (music, spoken word)

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  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Big Belly
  • 15:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Rose Eye Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Solo gig-theatre digging under the skin of anti-heroine Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover's behalf. Blurring the boundaries of acted scene, poetry and live music; Hatch flows through Jess's feelings of abandonment from her partner on the outside through explosive spoken word poetry, sensual moments of magical realism, a collection of original songs and fierce live electronic music. Winner of the Camden People's Theatre Award and Oberon Books Best New Play Award (NSDF 2018). 'She surrenders herself in a fever of hypnotic song and monologue. Funny and devastating in equal part' (Sunday Times).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 32 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Bill Stuart 68 days ago

Just seen this. Deserves a much bigger audience. Very powerful performance.

Dave Wilson 74 days ago

Great storytelling. Great singing voice - tremor reminiscent of Anthony and the Johnson’s. The loneliness/isolation of being in a cell beautifully conveyed.

Beverly Sproats 81 days ago

Excellent show featuring an utterly captivating solo performance, intelligent writing, and emotive, catchy music (it's still stuck in my head).
****


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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

As the character of Jess, Sarah Carton is pure dynamite. The grey pallor of her prison uniform mixes with the din beyond her door: muffled voices, rubber-soled footsteps and the scraping of keys turning in locks. In the darkness, the apple logo burns from the lid of her laptop, steady synths raging against the gloom.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 60 days ago

After being arrested on suspicion of selling drugs on behalf of her lover, ‘Jess’ is isolated in a prison cell with only her thoughts, or rather her poetry and stunning vocals to carve away at the time. Locate...

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Feminist Fringe (5/5 stars) 62 days ago

As a show to bring light to a seldom covered issue in theatre, it really does hit the mark. Moving, honest and raw – I was constantly engaged in the piece and left thinking more about the issue with a changed perspective. A testament to the power of theatre.

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 66 days ago

An entrancing piece of theatre...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

Hatch explores the loss of identity and loneliness...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 70 days ago

‘Hatch’ features the gorgeous and seemingly effortless singing voice of Sarah Carton. She plays Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover’s behalf, with rakish charm and magnetism. Listening to song, rap and spoken word, the audience is gripped by the exploration of Jess’s isolation in prison and her abandonment...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 70 days ago

The roaring success of Orange Is The New Black has raised some questions about why there isn’t more television told from the perspective of women, and so prominently starring actors identifying as women. It’s also raised questions about whether a lot of them should be in prison in the first...

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