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A brand new devised actor musician show based on the Greek fable of Daedalus & Icarus. The sea is obstructed but the sky is open..
A brand new devised actor musician show based on the Greek fable of Daedalus & Icarus. The sea is obstructed but the sky is open..
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The Wild and The Inocent

We are a brand new actor musician theatre company made up of collaborative theatre makers. We formed almost 2 years ago in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. And fittingly that is where our debut production, The Flight, will be first performed.

Live music is at the heart of our storytelling and we want to bring ancient stories into the now and explore their relevance in todays world. Being committed to greater representation of women in theatre is also a key component to our company and telling female-led stories is something we are deeply passionate about.

We want to ask questions and emote feelings that directly relate to the world we live in today. We are particularly interested in working with rural communities across the UK, particularly in Derbyshire and the East Midlands, targeting audiences of 14-25.

The Flight

On a Greek Island, a mother and daughter fear for their safety and dream of a better life on foreign shores. They know they must flee, but how? The sea is obstructed but the sky is open...

With live music, puppetry and some bickering deities, The Wild and The Innocent present their debut show The Flight. Devised by the company and inspired by the Greek story of Daedalus & Icarus, this new production switches the central roles to Mother and Daughter, reassessing the ancient fable and drawing comparisons with our current refugee crisis.

The Flight asks questions of home, ambition, freedom & borders, dreams & reality and the lengths people will go to give themselves and their loved ones a better life.

The piece will be performed as part of a curated evening that we have put together named Take Off!. This event will be a celebration of home-grown talent in the area.

https://www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk/events/take-off-featuring-the-flight-and-super

Risks and challenges

We first established ourselves as a company back in October 2016. Since then we have had a number of research and development weeks and have received support from a number of theatres and companies; National Youth Theatre, Derby Theatre, Interval (Bristol), The HopBarn and the Unicorn Theatre to name a few.

This has been invaluable in the development of The Flight but with all theatre, the costs are high. The design for the show is so important and we believe in paying our creatives properly.

The support from YOU will help us pay for our designer, making of props & set and to travel. It will help us launch this show and really push the work to a next level.

Having a solid design and clear world in which we can create, will help us enter our rehearsal process with clear intentions. Your help will minimise and stabilise the unpredictability that devising shows can sometimes throw up.

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    You're something else! Such bravery deserves recognition - you'll get a signed poster of our show from the whole cast and creative team

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    Falling with style

    What style & pizazz!
    With so much grace you need a soundtrack to underscore your every move! So we'll send you a CD/digital copy of all the music from the show

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    Soaring

    Who knew? You can actually fly...?! We salute you.
    For your divine skills we will send you a Wild And The Innocent T-Shirt of your choosing and to your size

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    Come fly with me!

    With all those magical skills you need to come join us on our flight. We'll invite you to observe rehearsals and also 2 tickets to the show when we get it on the road next year

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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

    No it's an absolute mythical legend!
    The only way we can express our gratitude is through the medium of song. We will write you a personalised tune in the style of the show plus everything mentioned above

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