Photography: Alex Brenner

What is a family? Where does it come from? Can we make our own?

Victor and Yorgos recently made some big plans, and they don’t know if they are ready for them. 

One is to create a performance together, the other is to have a baby…

 

An adaptation of their piece Unfamiliar, Unfamiliar at Home is performed in the artists’ home, on Zoom. 

This tender autobiographical performance combines text, movement and found objects to explore family, 

wanting children and being queer today. What do we need to do to live the life we always wanted?

all performances live online followed by a Q&A:

20th November, 8pm: The Lowry, Greater Manchester  book here

 

24th November, 7pm:  Chapter, Cardiff book here

24th November, 7pm: artsdepot, London book here

 

25th November, 7.30pm: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge book here

25th November, 7.30pm: The Place, Bedford  book here

Catch short extracts of the performance and a Q&A with the artists from 10th November, 7pm: Shout Festival, Birmingham  more info

Presented in partnership with Taking Flight, all performances will be captioned and audio described.

Unfamiliar at Home is kindly supported by Arts Council England and High Commission of Cyprus in the UK.

 

This adaptation was first performed as part of Forest Fringe TV in the first lockdown in July 2020.

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Outside Eye: Mikhail Karikis

Movement: Rhiannon Faith

Dramaturg: Lou Cope

 

Nominated for LUKAS Awards 2019 / shortlisted for Zealous Stories: Performance Prize 2020

Frank, intimate, layered and highly emotional - Camden New Journal

Inspiring - The Protagonist Magazine

 

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, The Pleasance, The Marlborough, Applecart Arts and Finnish Institute London. 

It was selected by Brighton Dome's The Works where it received dramaturgical support, scratched at The Basement 

and Barbican Centre as part of Fertility Fest. 

 

Unfamiliar premiered at Arcola Theatre, opening CASA Festival 2019, and was presented at Popelei's Papaya Fest (The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol), both with lighting design by Martin Langthorne.

© All images are copyright Yorgos Petrou. Texts copyright the respective authors.