Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 April 2017
Tom Thumb Theatre, 2a Eastern Esplanade, Margate, CT9 2LB
3pm, 5.30pm & 8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Please note: latecomers cannot be admitted.
TICKETS: £8/5 concessions.
Booking fees apply.
Only 6 people admitted at each performance.
REASSEMBLED, SLIGHTLY ASKEW
An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds. The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope.
Yee’s attempts to make sense of what is happening to her reel from the absurd (at one point she thinks the world doesn’t need donkey sanctuaries when it has Cheryl Cole) to the emotional (the sound of a baby crying seems as if the entire world is weeping). When a doctor asks her if she knows where she is, I had to suppress the urge to shout: “In hell” ★★★★ The Guardian
Image credit: Richard Lavery
★★★★The Arts Review - ‘’offers both humanity and insight, and a completely different theatrical experience’’