In a dark, private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows... her crutches.
A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer/video artist Gail Sneddon. Set within an extraordinary, animated environment, it envelops the performers in a surreal, imaginary world.
This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Claire's 20-year relationship with her crutches and asks if it's possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.
'Sometimes I feel like a machine. I forget I was made to touch skin, to feel heat, breath, to have someone's smile pressed into my neck. I wasn't made to click... But with you I click. We. Click. Like a clique, a trio, a Ménage à Trois.'
[A] 'fearless, fierce and beautiful show' **** (The Times)
This event is Audio Described and there is a pre-show touch tour starting at 7pm - please meet at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Ticket Office at 7pm. To book access tickets, please call our Ticket Office on 0844 875 0073, or reserve via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available in a restricted view area of the auditorium. You can book these spaces in person or via the phone on 0844 847 9910. These spaces cannot be booked via the website.
Ménage à Trois
By Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon
Performed by Claire Cunningham and Christopher Owen
Composer Matthias Herrmann
Designer Rachana Jadhav
Lighting Designer Karsten Tinapp
Costume Designer Kevin Pollard
Puppet Consultant Steve Tiplady
Dramaturg Davey Anderson
Ménage à Trois is created in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and has been commissioned for Unlimited, a project celebrating disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The project is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.