Creating Solo Physical Theatre and the Environment: Jo Tomalin talks with Tom Bailey about vanishing species and Vigil

Jo Tomalin talks with physical theatre performer Tom Bailey who is also Artistic Director of award-winning theatre company, Mechanimal. His company is interested in devising physical theatre projects exploring the relationship between human and non-human species. After last year’s successful physical theatre show ‘Zugunruhe’ a sound-theatre project exploring both human migration and bird migration, Bailey presents a new show at this  year’s EdFringe: Vigil.

Bali tiger. Dusky seaside sparrow. Cinnamon-coloured cryptic treehunter. Psychedelic rock gecko. Fire millipede from Hell… One human. Twenty-six thousand animals. A wildly intimate, interspecies meditation on mass animal disappearance. Praise for Zugunruhe, Mechanimal’s 2018 Herald Angel Award-winning show: ‘Extraordinary’ (New Scientist). ‘Utterly compelling solo show’ **** (Herald). ‘Mesmerising production’ **** (Fest). Mechanimal is an award-winning theatre company creating work in the UK and internationally. Vigil is supported by Bristol Old Vic Ferment, University College London, Arts Council England, and Pound Arts.

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