Catherine Ireton

For All The Fires Not Yet Lit

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 19 Oct, 20:00
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Claire Lyons’ fiancé doesn’t think she should make a speech at the wedding reception, neither does her mother. And yesterday, she stayed swimming in the slow lane, despite her legs wanting to push her faster. And so it is that a morning outing to get a coffee turns into a quest for Claire to locate her brave bone, surprising herself and others. Over the next 24 hours Claire goes on a protest, makes friends with a shoplifter, ends up in a prison cell and wakes with a very different view of what is and isn’t possible.

Interwoven with small, tender and mighty stories of everyday bravery For all the fires not yet lit is a clarion call to be brave in an age in which we are constantly told to be fearful. Because courage, like fear, can be contagious.

For all the fires not yet lit is a new solo performance written and performed by Catherine Ireton using found sounds, electronic samples, storytelling and song.

Ticket information

£12.50, £11 concessions, £10 members - become a member

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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