Written and performed by Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor
Devised by Tamsin Shasha, Maisy Taylor and Helen Tennison
Directed by Helen Tennison
Winner of 2 awards at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe – The Scotsman’s Fringe First and Broadway World’s best circus/physical show.
“I’m not just an object. I’ve made a choice. To be here, to be tied, and… not to deny my sexuality.”
An art curator discovers that her daughter has amassed over 50,000 followers by posting semi-naked images of herself on Instagram. Is this freedom of expression or exploitation and what is the difference? When does art become pornography and vice versa? How does a mother protect her daughter and when does protection become control?
Set against a backdrop of shifting generational attitudes to empowerment, feminism and sexuality and fusing theatre and aerial work with the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage – shibari, Everything I See I Swallow is a fascinating exploration of epic themes in an intimate setting.
Running time: 60 mins
Recommended age: 16+ – contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature/strong language
Commissioned by The Lowry and supported by Arts Council England, Caterham School and Actors of Dionysus.
‘Taylor and Shasha’s aerial work is hypnotic and exquisitely choreographed… Intergenerational feminism, sexuality and objectification presented in a spellbinding piece’ ★★★★ The Stage
‘a gorgeous evocation of intergenerational schism and mutual understanding’ ★★★★ The Independent
‘Shasha and Taylor have achieved brilliance in the message behind this performance – a sophisticated dissection of what owning our femaleness really means’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
The Scotsman ★★★★
The List ★★★★
The Feminist Fringe ★★★★★
Everything Theatre ★★★★★
The Wee Review ★★★★
Summerhall Radio ★★★★★