House Mother Normal
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House Mother Normal

A digital installation inspired by BS Johnson's celebrated novel, directed by Tim Crouch.

Overview

Friend (if I may call you friend), these are also our friends.

Ron, Rosetta, Ivy, Charlie, Gloria, Sarah, Sioned and George. Under the watchful eye of House Mother, eight residents of the strangest care home recall their pasts and narrate their terrifying present: the twitcher, the song, the Christmas Crackers, the Pass the Parcel, and Ralphie’s ‘long, probing, red tongue’. Nine faces. Nine voices orchestrated into a spoken-word symphony of old age and absurdism.

In the early 1970s, BS Johnson was at the forefront of the English literary avant-garde. Marking its fiftieth anniversary this year, his celebrated novel House Mother Normal is given the equivalent of a digital remastering by Brighton artist and ‘the country’s pre-eminent experimental playwright’ (The Stage), Tim Crouch.

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 5 May - Mon 31May
Runtime: 42 mins

Venue

The World Wide Web Earth...? London, UK · Get Directions

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