Dates: Thursday 14 July – Saturday 16 July
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge | Map
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) available in advance from WeGotTickets.
What might it mean to be a feral human, deprived of human contact, out in the wild or at its edge, or confined and hidden at home? Or a foundling without roots, raised by strangers?
in situ:, Cambridge’s environmental theatre company, aims not to provide answers in its new performance un-named, but give the audience inspiration for their own thoughts.
un-named moves between the fragmented accounts of Victor the Wild Boy of Aveyron, Kaspar Hauser, Kamala and Amala (those Indian ‘wolf-girls’), the abandoned infants and children of 18th-century London, and a world beyond language – or in a different kind of language – that remains strangely, viscerally, human.
The play takes place in the open air, at Wandlebury Country Park. In proximity to walls, doors and furniture, performers try out languages of gesture, space and object, abandonment and inclusion. Remote mimes of human-ness, learned and unlearned.
Director Bella Stewart: “Raised by wolves, nurtured by bears, adopted by monkeys, the abandoned wild child raises compensatory myths. At the edges of language, or without it, the story worried out of them by those who find them is at once of our own wild selves, and of how we become ‘human’.
“And then there is the foundling, who might make their own story, or escape it altogether.”