Liz Aggiss is the English Channel.
A solo performance, written, choreographed and performed by Liz Aggiss
After 63 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. Better late than never! She’s reached an age where doing the right thing is optional. Should she please you, or should she please herself?
THE ENGLISH CHANNEL is the story of a career forged in the heady waters of performance art and dance-film. It vividly depicts Liz Aggiss resuscitating herself back into the on-stage limelight. In the process, she becomes an unwitting channel for wilful women and forgotten archives; a conduit for hidden histories and buried truths. She is your cunning connection to ‘the other side’; a witty commentator on life and death; on the pain, pleasure and paradox of the stage.
Using her body as the medium through which to act out and act up, the choreography and texts (written by Aggiss) are framed by contemporary and archive film (Joe Murray). The especially composed music score (by Alan Boorman/Wevie) includes some knock-out musical numbers.
On a stage of chaos anything can happen, nobody can leave, everyone is present. Knock twice for yes.
“Inspiring irreverent clever solo performance”
– Zoe Parker culturevulture.com
“Glorious wild card”
– Mary Brennan The Herald
“She wears her eccentricities wilfully–and she’s hilarious and badass.”
– Lorne Irvine Across the Arts