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Directed by Alix Harris
Now I Can Speak
‘I’m bringing everything I ever knew- everything good, strong, kind and powerful. I bring it all with me into every situation. […] So I will take the Scandinavian story of the Little Princess, I will take the story of Heidi in the Alpine Mountains, I will take the story of O-Lan in Pearl S. Buck’s book The Good Earth, I will take them all. I take them, and I know them, and I am them. So when I walk into a room, people know that somebody has come in- they just don’t know it’s 2,000 people!‘ – Maya Angelou during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, December 2000
This is a show about stories; the ones that have stayed with us, the ones we have forgotten and the ones we may have been forced to hear. Who decides on the selection of stories we are told and are we really listening anyway?
Following the success of Mixed Grill, Beyond Face are bringing 2000 Stories to Exeter making their Exeter Phoenix debut. Previous work by the Company includes Who’s Looking Back at You? Mixed Grill and Mixed Up Me.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Mayflower 400 Cultural Fund.
Age guidance: 14+
Running time: 1hr (approx.)
Photography by Dom Moore