Recently, I have been working on Natalie Sharp’s epic psychedelic opera ‘Marra!‘ commissioned by Aerial festival. She’s been diving deep into her cultural heritage that encompasses Cumbria & the Seychelles. Features Maxine Peake as gavel rapper, Tommy Martinson as his world champion Gurning self and Cal Kirkpatrick and Alex Wilson, as Cumbrian wreslers, plus Jamie Robinson as a bare knuckle Cumbrian boxer.
A deeply personal reflection on growing up as a first generation immigrant in small town Cumbria, a lucid dream set against the arcane, esoteric rituals and traditions that bubble under the surface of everyday life.Aerial Festival
Its in three parts. Watch the whole thing here: