TMRW members Zoo Co have certainly been busy! Check out their feature on the Croydonist and be sure to keep an eye out for future productions!
16 October 2019
We saw an early version of Sirens last year and it was a hilarious ride, but not without some poignant underlying messages on gender, sexuality and equality. With a mixed deaf and hearing cast, impressively all of Zoo Co had learned BSL so the show was signed and/or captioned throughout, making it the most accessible theatre I’d ever seen.
We’re excited to see Sirens in its new and bigger format on Sunday. We were rather blown away by the projections used in their earlier production, so on the refurbished Ashcroft Playhouse stage these are set to be incredibly powerful. Oh and we’re still promised lots of feathers.
Zoo Co have also been working with local clubs, colleges and schools for Sunday’s performance, so before the main show begins, there will be some creative community responses to Sirens, which will form a unique introduction to the production.
We asked Creative Producer of Zoo Co, Rosalind Hoy about this Sunday’s show, ‘We’re so excited to be a part of Fairfield’s opening season and bringing our biggest show yet to Croydon. We had a lovely time on tour with Sirens so to be bringing it to our hometown, in our home venue means a lot. We’ve been working with young people across the borough to create a response to the show too and are so excited to be sharing the stage with them. It’s going to be a really fun evening with 2 shows for the price of one!’
Owen Osbourne (Max) from Norwood Junction’s SMEH college Beckmead, who worked on the show’s intro says, ‘This has been a really great opportunity for me to practice and improve my acting and editing skills. I feel way more confident about seeing myself on the big screen after doing this project, where I was really anxious before. I think the story in our film is important because it shows the world that some people have different needs, like me.’
I think for us Deadline News rather succinctly sums up the show:
‘Sirens is a fist-pumping feel-good display of girl power’. Go Sirens, and get yourselves some tickets now.
Want to know more? Check out Zoo Co’s rehearsal trailer below and hear director Florence O’Mahony talk further about the show.
Zoo Co’s Sirens is on this Sunday, 20 October at 6pm, at the Ashcroft Playhouse, Fairfield Halls. You can still grab some tickets here.
Photos courtesy of Zoo Co, by Timothy Kelly and Damian Robertson
Posted by Julia