The Mouth – Bournemouth – Poole – Christchurch

Handle With Care

Prodimage__HANDLE WITH CARE_ no titleIn a world of easy consumerism and changing lifestyles, the self-storage facility has become a ubiquitous part of towns up and down the country, crammed full of stories of our lives past and present. Written and created by award-winning playwright Chloe Moss and Dante or Die founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, Handle With Care is a new site-specific promenade production to be performed in the storage units of Lok’nStore Poole from 26 to 29 May.

The story of one woman and her belongings through a lifetime of self-storage, Handle with Care examines how we accumulate objects and the meaning we place on those seemingly banal belongings, how they tell our individual stories and ultimately can give us a sense of home. Join Zoe from 1988 to the present as she stores and stores and stores as the years go on and on and on.

Audiences will be divided into groups of 20 in this intimate, fly-on-the-wall promenade experience performed three-times each evening through the maze of corridors with additional matinee shows at the weekend.

The cast includes Amy Dolan (Mr Selfridge/Coronation Street), Stephen Henry (ENO’s Secret Garden/Miss Julie), Benjamin Humphrey (Housed, Old Vic), Terry O’Donovan (I Do/ Be Here Now), Rachael Spence (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries/Theatre of Blood) and Elan Weedon (War Horse/The Hairy Ape)

Handle With Care builds on the success of Dante or Die’s previous critically acclaimed promenade and site-responsive work, most recently I Do (Almeida Festival and Hilton Hotels followed by UK & Ireland tour). Co-Artistic Director Daphna Attias regularly creates nationwide tours with her celebrated dance-theatre company Peut-Être Theatre and one of Terry O’Donovan’s last site-specific productions as director, On the Wire, was nominated for Best Production in The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015.

Handle with Care is a co-commission between Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, South Street Reading, The Lowry and Harlow Playhouse. The production is supported by Shoreditch Town Hall.


Handle With Care

Lok’nStore – Fleetsbridge, Poole
Thursday 26 May – Sunday 29 May at 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm (Sat, Sun 2.30pm, 3.15pm)
Tickets £14
Discounts: Students, U18s

Tickets & information 01202 280000

Booking Fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked by telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket

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