Three women separated by a hundred years start a conversation across time. Their parallel experiences reveal shared imaginings of identity and escape, as menacing undercurrents steal into their solitary and reflective lives. Their letters, diaries, drawings and photographs expose a series of threatening episodes and unsettling occurrences. As the landscape presses in on them, they draw upon the threads that connect them to survive.
Landscape II is a compelling solo work by Melanie Wilson. This bold hybrid of performance, film and sound art creates a highly contemporary and minutely observed piece of new theatre.
Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Warwick Arts Centre.
Herald Scotland “hauntingly intense multi-media monologue”
The Scotsman **** “an arresting meditation on isolation”
Melanie Wilson is a London-based performer, writer and sound artist. Melanie trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked with Will Adamsdale, The Clod Ensemble, Shunt and Chris Goode.
She has been called “one of the brightest lights of experimental theatre” (Music OMH) and is described as being “a genuinely disarming performer… [with] the most unsettling and intense presence” (Guardian). You can find out more about her work at www.melaniewilson.org.uk/ and in this Guardian review of her show Iris Brunette.
Melanie Wilson’s Iris Brunette was awarded Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2009 and she won Best Sound Designer in the 2012 Off West End Theatres Awards for her previous show Autobiographer at Toynbee Studios, London.
Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Warwick Arts Centre and Battersea Arts Centre. Developed as part of the Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
“Wilson’s language is dazzling… and the crisp immersive sound design is astonishing.” **** Time Out, Critic’s Choice (on Autobiographer)
“A remarkable poet in word and sound” The Scotsman
“Wilson’s lyrical imagery is deeply affecting… this is powerful and rewarding theatre.” Irish Examiner
Past Fuel shows at Lakeside Theatre