Lighthouse

Thursday 2nd March 2023, 7.30pm
Friday 3rd March 2023, 7.30pm
£12/£10 (Concessions)

50 minutes  (No interval)
St Paul’s Church, BS2 8SJ
Ages 8+ (suitable for all ages but younger audiences may struggle with themes)

Lighthouse is a multi-disciplinary piece by solo artist Hazel Lam that positions itself between dance, circus and performance art. A reference to Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse, Lam engages in the idea of gentleness as a tool in the face of great adversity, change and solitude. She explores feminine movement, gives it centre stage and reacts to modernity’s harsh realities and urban construction. Tackling with an unusual material – coils of transparent tubes and treating it as a companion, Lam tests its physicality and boundaries. Their duet of an organic body versus the inanimate tubes is playful yet antagonising. The tension between the two escalates throughout as she asks, is it there to hold her, entice her, keep her safe or restrain her?

Plastic has become one of the major environmental concerns in recent years. This piece is a reflection of how our generation is born into a plastic overflowing world and our role within it.

“Lighthouse is a very different piece of work which encourages its audience to think, instead of simply sitting back and enjoying the spectacle.” “Lam is not afraid to make the audience wait.”

The seating configuration for our performances is flexible, but as standard, our main seating area is raked. The front rows are level and accessible, and aisle seats are available. Please get in touch to reserve seats in these rows are required.

Please note that seating in our Gallery is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not accessible for audience members who may find stairs difficult or impractical.

Wheelchair and step-free access can be found at our side entrance. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

Side Entrance Exact Location: https://what3words.com/mostly.ledge.chop

Main Entrance: Stepped Access

For performances, our main double doors serve as the principle entrance. This entrance consists of three steps up to the Box Office foyer, and three further steps up to the main building. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

Main Entrance Exact Location: https://what3words.com/total.offer.native