Sometimes life cuts deep. Sometimes life needs a slap.
Knife Edge, written by David Watson (Housed, The Old Vic) and directed by The Big House artistic director, Maggie Norris, is a play about fear, food and family that begins with a murder and ends with a feast. A girl with no name, hungry for life, fights to tell her own story. Immerse yourself in a darkly comic world, and join her on a journey of discovery, culminating in a culinary coming-together of cast and audience.
The Big House has blasted onto the theatre scene and established a reputation for staging immersive productions that take the audience on an emotional journey, inspired by the stories of its cast. Their mission is to work with care leavers, offenders and young people at risk of offending, to break the cycle that many find themselves trapped in. They are joined for this production by Kidulthood star and BAFTA-winner Adam Deacon, a big supporter of their work. The Big House combines theatre with wraparound support, psychotherapy and long term mentoring to help our young people get their life back on track and to help them fulfill their potential.
Previous productions include Electric, Politrix, The Realness, Phoenix and BABY/LON, The world premiere of Knife Edge takes place in Pond, London’s first authentic Hawaiian restaurant and the traditional barriers between audience and cast are broken down when everyone shares a feast at the end of the play. This decision reflects our desire to enable these young people to move from the margins to the centre of our society and to help turn painful histories into lives well lived.
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