Performance a part of Aping the Beast
The Awakening was performed at Camden Arts Centre, The Grundy and The Arnolfini.
The first performance as part of Aping the Beast. The portentous beast is awakened to its full terror in a ritual performed by 25 local school children dressed as wizened old men known as ‘Boggarts’ – characters from Lancashire folklore, believed to malevolently wield destructive powers. The performance convenes the human agency of the local community to bring the inanimate creature to life, exorcising its menacing tyranny. With live music by Grumbling Fur.