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Elaine Mitchener: SWEET TOOTH

Fr 23rd Feb 19:45 at NST City, Southampton

Photo: Brian Roberts

After her successful performance at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, the acclaimed vocalist and movement artist Elaine Mitchener will perform her powerful piece SWEET TOOTH in Southampton on 23rd February.

This ambitious 50 minute music theatre piece uses text, improvisation and movement, to stage a dramatic engagement with the brutal realities of slavery revealed by the historical records of the sugar industry, and to reveal its contemporary echoes.
SWEET TOOTH marks the culmination of five years’ research by Mitchener into our love of sugar and the historical links between the UK sugar industry and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

SWEET TOOTH has been supported with public funding from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Bluecoat in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation, London and The International Slavery Museum with further support from PRSF Open Fund, Edge Hill University, Centre 151 and St George’s Bloomsbury.

Tickets: FREE, but must be booked in advance.

Concept, Direction & Music: Elaine Mitchener
Movement Direction: Dam Van Huynh
Historical Consultant: Christer Petley
Lighting Design: Alex Johnston
Devised and performed by:
Elaine Mitchener, Sylvia Hallett, Mark Sanders, Jason Yarde

SWEET TOOTH was recently featured on the BBC Radio 3 programme Hear and Now, the recording of this programme is available online on the BBC iPlayer Radio.

142 - 144 Above Bar Street Southampton SO14 7DU
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Photo: Brian Roberts