Charlie wakes with a start. He’s alone in a place he knows, but doesn’t recognise. In the sun-scorched landscape he calls out for help. A voice answers:
You’re in a lucid dream, in your back garden, in the future.
You get out of it by waking up.
And I’m the planet.
An executive at an industrial agriculture company, Charlie has convinced himself he’s helping to feed the world. Only in this dreams does he allow doubt to seep in. In this make-or-break conversation with Earth, Charlie unpicks the choices he makes as a man, a father and a husband. Against the odds, he finds hope for the future.
It’s not me… is a searing work is full of striking imagery and emotionally powerful performances. In theatre company VOXED’s signature style, new writing combines with virtuosic movement and design to create powerful storytelling.
It’s not me… is created for VOXED by Director and Choreographer Wayne Parsons and Writer Ankur Bahl, and is Dance City’s inaugural Gillian Dickinson Trust Commission.