By Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland.
Composer Matthias Herrmann
Designer Rachana Jadhav
Lighting Designer Karsten Tinapp
Costume Designer Kevin Pollard
Puppet Consultant Steve Tiplady
Dramaturg Davey Anderson
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Sometimes I feel like a machine. I forget I was made to touch skin, to feel heat, breath, to have someone’s smile pressed into my neck. I wasn’t made to click. .But with you I click. We. Click. Like a clique, a trio, a Ménage à Trois.
In a private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows - her crutches.
A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer/video artist Gail Sneddon. Set within an extraordinary, animated environment, it envelops the performers in a surreal, imaginary world.
This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Claire's twenty-year relationship with her crutches and asks if it's possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.
Ménage à Trois is created in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland and has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Unlimited encourages collaborations and partnerships between disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to create original and exciting works. Twenty-nine Unlimited Commissions have been awarded.
Unlimited is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.