August 2017, Royal Court.
August 2017, Roundhouse.
Introduction. Poem. Story.
Sauce is an absurdist monologue whose form sits somewhere between a performed story and a spoken word set.
Sauce is about pizza. It’s about the human need to be loved. It’s about relentlessly searching for something more. Fundamentally, it is about filling the romantic/unromantic void that exists after losing what feels like an entire continent (a person).
Sauce's end is a both a mourning and a celebration – a pizza-related metaphor. It is a celebration of human resilience, reminding the audience that although we may try to fill voids with the 'wrong' things - with objects, experiences and people that aren’t always the most favourable option, the act of trying is still an admirable and brave attempt to move forward.
Sauce debuted at the Royal Court as part of VOID festival. Following this, an excerpt of the set was performed in the Roundhouse's main space as part of Wayne McGregor's immersive installation +/- Human.
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107 people meet at an abandoned airport for an event called ‘Cupid’s Lagoon’.
Each attendee has filled a winged paper lunchbox with items for a future lover.
Collectively, the lunchboxes are thrown into the air
(in the hope they will travel a thousand miles into the hands of the right person).
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