Written and Performed by Tom Marshman
With original music by Kid Carpet
Produced by Jo Kimber
Film and Projection by Paul Samuel White with support from Leon Trimble
A Haunted Existence is a co- production with The Island. Supported by Watershed, Strike a Light, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Performance Space, Coombe Farm Studios, Dartington Hall Trust and funded by Arts Council of England and Heritage Lottery fund with additional support from Bristol Old Vic Literary Department.
Supported at Drill Hall, Chepstow by Night Out - Arts Council of Wales, and Break & Bell
Venue is accessible to wheelchair users.
Doors 19:00, show starts 19:30.
Latecomers not allowed.
Performance time: 60 minutes with no interval.
The show is a one-hour solo show performed by Tom Marshman with multiple projections- developed through an ongoing residency at Pervasive Media studio, audio recordings and idiosyncratic movement.
Funded by Arts Council and Heritage Lottery with support from Bristol Old Vic. The show was commissioned and staged for 8 sold out nights at Bristol’s Old Police Station at The Island from 13-23 September 2018.
Developed in collaboration with historian Jeanie Sinclair, the performance weaves together found information and creative response, to a real life court case that took place in 1954 in the west Country, through rigorous historical research, retracing the steps of the men involved in the case and a séance the show transports the audience into the world of 1950 in a world of post war England where homosexuality is a crime and men are being witch hunted and living a haunted existence.