A solo show, created and performed by Katherine Wyeth - the story of a childhood growing up at The King’s Head Theatre, London.
Growing up in the theatre... at each get-in watching it transformed from the chaos of sawdust and sequins to the new world of the next show.... climbing across the rooftops of London... torrid kisses backstage... waiting tables and slinging slops behind the bar...
In this brand-new play, award winning theatre and film practitioner Katherine Wyeth recounts her childhood - growing up at the world-renowned King’s Head Theatre Pub in London. Girl in the Loft weaves together the threads of memory, identity and legacy... exploring the changes that occur through growing up, migration, motherhood, losing loved ones, success and failure, and ultimately - self-acceptance.
Combining physical storytelling, puppetry, lyrical dialogue, and powerful sound & AV design, Girl in the Loft will feature a beloved songbook of musical theatre favourites - sung by Katherine Wyeth, with music performed by the superbly talented J. R. Ballantyne.
“Dreams fade. And stories that hide in boxes in the attic... they fade too. So, I wanted to tell my story to you - before it fades, as it must fade one day. Because that’s what we have as humans really - our stories... all the moments that snap together like magnets - to make a person, to make a life. The paper dreams we dream. The paper lessons we learn. The paper boats we sail on - to carry us away...”
Created & performed by: Katherine Wyeth
Directed by: Fingal Pollock
Musical director and accompaniment: J. R. Ballantyne
Development MD & mentor: Mark Dorrell
Sound design & composition: Jason Wright
AV design: Johanna Sanders
Lighting design: Chris Collie-Holmes
Set design: Anne-Lisa Noordover
Tech operation: Haami Hawkins