Sad Little Man the second play by poet/playwright Josh Overton and The Pub Corner Poets.Sad Little man; this show is a radical step forward for our company as it incorporates heavy levels of projection and physical performance. Our previous work has centred solely on a microphone and a voice but now we are attempting to embellish our voice in new writing balanced with performative conventions to cement to ourselves, and the world at large, that theatre can be hard, heavy and beautiful without indulging in art for the sake of art; a practice that we find exclusionary and unappealing
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Why it's a great idea:
Our theatrical remit for the past two years has been to create work for members of the public who aren't engaged with the theatre scene and whilst Sad Little Man challenges us as a more mature and darker piece of work it is still designed to appeal to a non-theatre literate audience using performance poetry and the much more widely accessed format of the stand-up comedy style. It’s our hope to open our catchment of potential audiences from not only those who engage with the form but, more importantly, those who feel that art is not for them. As a company, we celebrate the need for a voice within Hull that feels culture is not for them, the disassociated voice of those priced out of theatre, to whom art feels out of reach or built apart from their voice, we work to approach them.
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Currently supported by Hull Truck Theatre through their residency programme,Nominated for Total Theatre's Emerging Theatre Company of the Year 2015 and winners of The Times Best Playwriting award, The Pub Corner Poets are a theatre and poetry collective dedicated to using the arts to challenge and overcome social boundaries and to give young people, be they artist or not, a chance to voice their opinions. The PCP team exist to create an outlet of expression for the everyday person in an environment that is as noisy, loud and messed-up as they are. We thrive on passion and ingenuity, and we long to see it thrive in others. Following several performances of PCP’s first play, Angry from its debut in Hull in 2014, it’s two night run in Scarborough and a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 in which the Pub Corner Poets were nominated for the Total Theatre Emerging Company award Now in our 3rd year we have started work on our next project
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