Hope Hunt lies between the lines of physical theatre, social proclamation and dance. A thumping black Golf, headlights on, sits in waiting. Music thumping from its metal shield. A man who is many men leeks in out of the metal beat and tells his story.
It looks to make the smicks, the spides, the hoods, the gypsies, the knackers, into the birds of paradise. It is a hunt for hope.
Through speech, movement, and sound we are twisted and contorted through ideas of masculinity, morality and nostalgia. Through wet forgotten roads of memory; the hunter takes the audience with him. He hits and swerve’s at extreme stereotypes of cultural and social class. Teetering on the fine lines between comedy and tragedy. To find the importance of self-belief. No matter where you are from, what class you are placed. There are essential needs of love ingrained in all of us. Removing the masks of ego and cultural affectations we find a common ground of truth and hope.
Followed by a free after show gig at 10pm in The Cottage Bar from Derry based 4 piece Strength NIA.