“I saw some lovely shows in Edinburgh last summer, but the one I really loved was This Egg’s physical theatre show about recovering from trauma and how friends can help with the healing process. It might be said that this show is part of that process and it is a beautiful one, full of shadows, and what can be said and what can only be expressed in movement and song. In 2012, costume designer Lydia Higginson was stripped bare and assaulted during a trip abroad. On her return she started to make herself an entirely new wardrobe. A new beginning or what might be described as an act of redress? Can art be an act of repair too? What I love about this show is that it is heartfelt without ever being sentimental, and it is visually exquisite and yet also unassuming. It asks questions of itself and its audience about its purpose and it plays delicately upon ideas of vulnerability and power, particularly the supportive power of female friendship. Lovely. Very lovely indeed.”
Told with a tender intimacy, dressed., is a true story told by four women who have been friends since school.
After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. Lydia now only wears clothes she has made.
Multi-award winning ThisEgg combine choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music to celebrate the power clothes have to define us, to liberate us, to hide us and to embellish us.
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