After falling asleep on the last train, the long journey home will be something he never forgets…
Temper Theatre return to Jacksons Lane with their signature mix of fluid muscular movement, soul-shaking soundscapes and fragmented imagery.
“It wasn’t until my family home was about to disappear from my life forever that I recognised the fundamental impact my home had on me. This shift away from the place that I grew up with my sisters shook me. To me the Fens were a boring dead-end swamp. A trap to escape from at the first possible opportunity. But as I travelled home to help my parents move house, I was struck by an unbelievable series of emotions which led me to create HOLM. A train journey from London to East Anglia provoked a cacophony of splintered memories.
“As I travelled the boring flat Fenland became the extraordinary waterland it once was, my community morphed into an ancient tribe of storytellers, the rivers filled with eels and the epic East Anglian skies illuminated a wealth of history long forgotten. The journey took me through time and space and ultimately dropped me off filled to the brim with a newfound love for my homeland.
“HOLM is inspired by what we relinquish when we move away from where we begin our lives and the gut wrenching emotions which can resurface when we find our way back. As the sea levels rise and the Fens return to the water, my family story will be washed away. A holm is an island submerged in times of flood…” Finn Morrell, Artistic Director of Temper Theatre
★★★★ “Vehement but cogently delivered” The Herald
Suitable for ages 12+