About the performance
New Testament via a Nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art.
Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-dubpunk morality play for the modern world. Casting herself in all the main roles, Lucy will attempt to re-connect to her own moral conscience by re-enacting the New Testament via a Nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art. With trademark absurdism and enthusiasm, Lucy puts her best foot forward in the face of existential deadlock.
McCormick’s frenzied underground club acts have grown without light in contexts including Duckie, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Dalston Superstore and The Glory and they are about to spill out of the gutter and hit the roof. In this hour long show Lucy invites you to join her in airing out some festering dirty laundry. Inspired by East London’s queers, queens, squatters and strikers – come to the real royal Variety.
With guest Entertainment Direction by cabaret and performance art superstar Ursula Martinez.
Triple Threat has been commissioned by hÅb and Contact for Works Ahead, with support from Soho Theatre and Marlbourgh and funding from Arts Council England.
About the artist
Lucy McCormick makes nightclub installations, cabaret interventions and extravaganza theatre shows. Her work marries interests in absurdity, ineptitude, feminism and the grotesque.
Lucy has performed her work at venues including Soho Theatre London, Underbelly Edinburgh, Dublin Festival, Buzzcut Festival, Latitude Festival, Arnolfini Bristol, Arches Glasgow and Culturegest Lisbon.
For Triple Threat Lucy was nominated for a Total Theatre award at the Edinburgh Festival and the Off West End Awards London, and won the Best Performer award at Dublin Fringe.
Lucy is also co-founder of GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN (www.getinthebackofthevan.com) Work with GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN has toured extensively including Soho Theatre London, Almeida Theatre London, Experimentica Festival Cardiff, Festival Belluard Bolverk Internationale Switzerland, PACTZollverein Germany, Vienna Festwochen, L1 Dance Fest Budapest and BoraBora Denmark.
As a free-lance performer Lucy has worked for Tim Etchells, performance artist Lauren Bari Holstein and on various projects with David Hoyle, Dickie Beau, Scottie, Richard Dedomenici and Jonny Woo.
Title of work: Triple Threat
Artist/Company name: Lucy McCormick
Country company is based in: Uk
Performance venue: Open stage, Godsbanen
Dates: 20. September
Time: 21:00 - 22:00
Conceived and Devised by Lucy McCormick
Performers: Samuel Kennedy, Ted Rodgers, Lucy McCormick
Directed by Ursula Martinez
Lighting Design by Sorcha Mae Stott-Strzala
Producer Karl Taylor