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E Elia: Body(s)

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A first, professionally staged reading of Body(s), collaboratively produced and directed by Jessica Hynes (Spaced, The Royle Family, Years and Years), and written by E Elia (We Go to the Gallery, The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990-1990).

Body(s) is a viscerally lyrical trilogy of satirical duologues, each a skit on a particular section of the human body.

"Relentlessly abstract even as it describes in detail the loss and regeneration of missing body parts, Body(s) nonetheless aches with human longing. Its characters urge and support one another instead of conflicting, as they are parts of a whole piecing together a story they share. At the end of each of its three scenes we yearn—as do the characters—for something just outside our reach." David Hodges, NPX

E Elia is an acclaimed author and playwright, known for the cult arts satire We Go to the Gallery, which he wrote with his sister Miriam, and the Beckettian rodent nightmare, The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990-1990.

This rehearsed reading will be performed by professional actors Zoe Aldrich, Alex MacLaren, Oliver Senton and Lucy Trodd. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the writer and performers chaired by Jessica Hynes.

Tickets to this event are free but we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. There will be a Pay What You Decide cash or card collection after the event.

This event will also be live-streamed. Please click on the following link at 7.30pm to enjoy the performance from home :

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Image credit : C1 monsters - Isle of Grain - 2020 by Holly Birtles

Duration: 60 minutes


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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