Following a run of successful shows at Soho Theatre, Latitude and beyond, this creative collision of cabaret, live art and film conceived by award-winning director Nathan Evans celebrates the final date of its 2012 tour by venturing east with a grand finale of I Love You But We Only Have Fourteen Minutes To Save The Earth at Stratford Circus on Friday, November 16.
I Love You But… features performances by Avant Guardian Angel David Hoyle, the reigning Alternative Miss World Fancy Chance and Eco Worrier Extraordinaire Timberlina, each of whom has just fourteen minutes in which to save the planet. On this occasion, Nathan Evans also adds his own fourteen minutes to the mix to create a deluxe version of the show.
All performances have been developed and directed by Nathan Evans in collaboration with the artists and the support of Arts Council England. The show, which also features cinematic entr’actes created with Theatrical Radical Bette Bourne and Video Anti-Hero Kate Pelling, has been described by The Erotic Review as ‘fast-paced, thought-provoking and extremely entertaining’ and ‘a happy dose of queer cabaret’ by The Guardian; it serves up serious subjects such as ecology, spirituality and politics with a shot of anarchic humour and a dash of radical glamour.
Nathan says, ‘After a year of manuring and pruning it’s been a pleasure to oversee the original ‘I Love You But…’ seedlings blossoming and, as we move into autumn, the show continues to branch out to new audiences and bear new artistic fruit. It was a challenge to produce my own fourteen minutes, and a pleasure to work on my performance with promising young director John East. I’m looking forward to working with new artists at Stratford Circus to create another new piece to end our tour (if the world doesn’t end before’.
‘Nathan Evans has assembled a dream team of artistic avengers to offer their own unique takes on armageddon.’ Time Out
Nathan Evans is a writer, director, producer and performer whose work in cabaret, theatre and film has been funded by the Arts Council, toured by the British Council, broadcast on Channel 4, archived by the British Film Institute, awarded a few statuettes and presented at venues across the planet. www.nathanevans.co.uk
David Hoyle is a performance artiste with a career spanning decades and continents. Whilst manifesting as ‘The Divine David’ he had an eponymous Channel 4 series, he’s also manifested at Sydney Opera House and directed a feature film; his residencies at the RVT are the stuff of legend.
Fancy Chance is a burlesque comedienne who made her way to UK via Korea and the USA to be crowned Alternative Miss World. She’s been at The Roundhouse, La Clique, Udderbelly, Reading, Glastonbury, and Leeds festivals and at a bunch of other places throughout the States and Europe. http://fancychance.wordpress.com/
Timberlina has captivated audiences in venues including National Portrait Gallery, National Theatre, V&A, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She also charmed the nation in The Weakest Link’s drag special and, in her spare time, tends a National Trust kitchen garden. www.timberlina.co.uk
Bette Bourne is an actor and founder of the Obie award-winning drag-troupe Bloolips. He’s performed at theatres including the National and the Globe (as he has in nations and theatres across the globe). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bette_Bourne
Kate Pelling is an experimental video artiste currently doing her Phd at Chelsea School of Art. She’s very tall and beautiful and lives outrageously in London with a seraglio of handsome, young men. www.katepelling.com
Nathan Evans presents
I Love You But We Only Have Fourteen Minutes To Save The Earth
Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford , London , E15 1BX,
0844 357 2625 www.stratford-circus.com