Professional performance artists speak about their work with final year students
Professional performance artists Eggs Collective are showcasing their collaboration with final year BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance students at The Arden.
The UCEN Manchester course invites a professional company every year to collaborate with students on their very own production.
This year, Manchester-based female trio Eggs Collective have worked with students and created ARE YOU STILL WATCHING, described as a glorious technicolour dream show about television. Performances take place today and tomorrow (Friday October 19) at 2.30pm and 7.30pm at the Waterside Theatre, Shena Simon campus.
We spoke to two members of Eggs Collective Sara Cocker and Léonie Higgins about their time with the students:
"We're Eggs Collective, an all-female performance collective from Manchester. We are a trio making sharp, fun, culturally-observational performance that falls somewhere in the cracks between theatre and cabaret. We write, perform and produce all of our own work."
"We were asked to work with third year students to make a show with them as part of their Theatre and Performance course, so we met them a few weeks ago."
"We were really pleased to be asked - in previous years, students from this course have worked with experimental company Sleepwalk Collective and contemporary theatre group Made In China, so we feel we’re in good company."
"We hope the students had fun with us, and perhaps learned something about making work that is about themselves, the world and their place in it, all with a wink to popular culture. They're such a great group of writers and performers and they've made a really lovely show."
"We've loved every minute with the students, and we’re looking forward to seeing the great things they all go on to achieve."
Tickets for ARE YOU STILL WATCHING are £8 / £5 (tickets no longer available)