'I Hope You're Sitting Comfortably' by Limits Theatre Collective
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'I Hope You're Sitting Comfortably' by Limits Theatre Collective

'I Hope You're Sitting Comfortably' by Limits Theatre Collective

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Sheffield Library Theatre

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After its successful 2016 tour around the UK, Limits Theatre Collective are proud to have its final performance of 'I Hope You're Sitting Comfortably' in Liam Gordon's hometown!

‘I Hope You’re Sitting Comfortably’
A satirical piece exploring the psychology, sociology and history of the act of watching.

Becoming a spectator allows for a certain amount of escapism; whether that is our escape of attention, our mind wandering, losing ourselves in the images and stories before us. Or is that we grow up understanding the unwritten rules of performance etiquette blocking this escape. That it is wrong to allow this; that we have to stay silent and focused. Becoming afraid to make noise in case we somehow draw focus away from the action or become involved, straining to find meaning, frustrated by the familiar, overall making the whole experience terrifying.
Liam Gordon playfully creates a space to explore, examine and question our personal attitudes towards being a spectator; which incorporates autobiographical and biographical text, interplay between monologue and dialogue with live participation.

Written and performed by Liam Gordon.
Produced by Anna D'Franca
With special thanks to Third Angel’s Alexander Kelly & Teresa Brayshaw for their mentorship throughout the process and Leeds Beckett University.

"You have us in that moment, fill our heads with given ideology and questions for us then to rework and find answers too, well after the lights go down. Very intellectually stimulating; so simple yet so unlocking. A feast for the mind." – A. Cowie PHD, MA, part-time lecturer in Performing Arts

"Simple in form with a profuse amount of thought provoking ideology, humour, subdued anarchic ignition and above all heart. ‘I Hope You're Sitting Comfortably' is a rollercoaster of a performance piece ready to question, inform and awaken" -Anna D'Franca

"An earnest, unflinching and at times heart achingly gruelling reflection on the culture of performance as a medium, from past to present"- Adam Young, Artistic Director of Live Art Bistro

"Liam's performance looks at the approaches of mindfulness within a performance environment. Watching his work made me reflect and think about how awkward openings can be and some of the rituals we engage in prior to commencing performances when we know we are on view and being judged or evaluated in some way... It also made me think how much of our lives we spend waiting" - Dr Helen Fawkner, Senior Lecturer in Social, Psychology and Communication Sciences

An article written about the piece and reflection on a talkback session with psuchology profssionals -
http://leedsbeckett.ac.uk/news/1215ma-performance-student-fuses-performance-and-psychology/

For more information about Limits Theatre Collective -

WEBSITE | www.ltcollective.wixsite.com/limits
EMAIL | limitstheatrecollective@gmail.com
FACEBOOK | www.facebook.com/limitstheatrecollective
TWITTER | www.twitter.com/lt_collective
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