Feral is eight. It’s the age at which children have begun to realise their parents aren’t gods. They start to bite back a little as their footprints show that their heels have dug in a little deeper.
The company is showing us just that as we dig down into a period of creative and organisational development. We continue to be surprised by its insistence on dragging us into fresh and risky territory but we have learned to trust its wild ways over the years and consequently, enticing new shoots are emerging from the fecund ground… Ideas are being born that will continue to invite audiences to live more consciously in their environment but now there’s a sense of quiet revolution: Feral has grown a little in its period of silence, returning now with renewed vigour and an absolutely uncompromising determination to shout about the often overlooked spirit of place.
Following the phenomenal response to 7AIRS we plan to tour it next year so if there’s a market town you know of that is ready for us, LET US KNOW! We are so proud of Feral’s beautiful rural roots and will continue to produce and celebrate work that is Made In Hereford yet has relevance across the nation and beyond. Now though, the company has grabbed us by the scruff of our necks and will shake and shake and shake until we let it out of its cage.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
We are hugely excited to be back at the Ledbury Poetry Festival this year after 2013′s gloriously sunny weekend of Feral fun.
This year’s festival will see Feral’s first ever performance in a theatre. No car parks, no playgrounds or corridors in colleges, just us and a few surprises in Ledbury’s own Market Theatre where, back by popular demand, we will be revisiting our Sandman piece, SHATTERED. This time we invite you to sit back and relax to enjoy the experience, let us take you on a little holiday…
Book Now for further Feral takes on poetic theatre in lovely Ledbury.
Friday 4th July in The Market Theatre, Ledbury 6pm and 7.15pm
£6 Tickets available from the Box Office on 0845 458 1743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Absorbing and magical” – Philippa May
“I felt like I’d just had a massage” – Audience member
Click here to see a short film about Shattered
FURTHER FESTIVAL FERAL DATES
As well as SHATTERED we will be in and around the Ledbury Poetry Festival from the 4th to the 6th July.
On Saturday 5th, look out for us as we launch volleys of feelgood literary lines from the most unexpected areas of the town…
If you’re surprised by someone throwing you a line of Maya Angelou in the middle of your weekly shop, relax, absorb and enjoy. We will be around all day and you never know what gems are due for delivery, nor where we might spring up next…
Sunday 6th July – all day – throughout Ledbury
Back by popular demand is our no-touch massage slot in the wonderful Apothecary shop up the High Street.
Drop in for a one-to-one poetry massage where you can select a poem from anywhere round the world and have it read to you (and only you) by one of our performers while you kick back and relax in comfort and sensory delight.
This was such a big hit last year we’ve extended the session which now runs from 11am to 5pm. Just drop into The Apothecary Shop.
£1 a poem
Saturday 6th July – The Apothecary Shop, High Street, Ledbury