Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) is an exploration of ageing, anxiety and ‘doomsday’ created through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Developed between the UK and US, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have created a unique production, combining darkly playful Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public discussion – the Situation Room.
Performance artist Peggy Shaw ruminates on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011, delivering a freewheeling monologue with deadpan humour and arresting honesty. There are dark spots and blanks in Peggy's memory now. Yet in paying tribute to the family and friends who have inspired and kept her company over the years, she reflects on what is lost and equally celebrates the space left behind for new insight.
Split Britches' greatest hits for those who remember the 1980s and a primer for those who missed it! Retro(per)spective is a medley of 30 years of Split Britches' performances that made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humour of human relations accessible to all ages and persuasions.
Part performance, part chat show, all comeback tour, What Tammy Needs to Know About Getting Old and Having Sex was developed in collaboration with older people in Croatia, New York and the UK, drawing on their stories and experiences. Whatever the media might suggest, sex is certainly not just for the young.