I Talk To The Clouds and They Cry With Me

Category: Show Related artist: Rhiannon Faith Company

A beautifully moving and honest dance theatre show about loneliness, forgiveness and friendship.

Set within a spectacular and dramatic cloud structure, and based on a true story, two performers tell one man’s struggle through illness and suffering, and his desire to live in the sky.

The show shines a light on mental health problems and discusses death, suicide and the suffering we experience through illness. The
Cloud Hub runs alongside the show to support and signpost audience members.

Meet Steve
Steve thinks he is a Cloud
Steve is dead
This is the conversation he has before he realises he is dead
He has it with a friend
The friend is a Cloud.

The Cloud helps her friend Steve go on a journey to the land, and along the way, the audience plays different roles in Steve’s story (Mother, Father, Brother, Wife, Housemates). Through these encounters, Steve learns that he committed suicide, that he tried to seek help and that he was very loved. In turn, The Cloud learns about human emotions and how to love and to be a better friend to Steve.

This is a challenging and accessible show about mental health issues. The aim of the show is to remove the stigma around suicide, and to open up a conversation about depression and mental illness.

The show is whimsical, playful and moving – expect Rhiannon Faith’s trade-­‐mark combination of bold and energetic dance and
heart-­‐breaking theatre.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2019
  • Length: 50 minutes
  • Performance area: Performed in cloud structure, in the round. Requires 6m x 6m.
  • Approx. get-in / get out: Get-in: 8 hrs with 2 festival team. Get-out: 6 hrs with support of 2 festival team.
  • Number. of people on road: 6
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Wheelchair access
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: Not suitable for children

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