Director - Choreographer - Performer - Teacher
Into the cuckoo's nest
Directed and conceived by Sophie Bortolussi and Martin Green
Produced: Lepus Productions
Choreography: Sophie Bortolussi (in collaboration with Robert McNeil
Composer: Martin Green
Film and animation: Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson
Pipes: Brighde Chaimbeul
Accordion, electronics: Martin Green
Guest Vocalist: Maddy Prior
Into the Cuckoo’s Nest is part gig, part theatre, part film. It happens in a tent. It’s intimate and close, bringing the audience right into the heart of the movement and the music.
The audience come to see what they think to be a traditional folk concert. What they don't know is that they will be guided through a hallucinogenic journey and find themselves raving in a hedonistic club where gods Zeus and Hera meet.
The show explores the music, myths, stories and traditions of the Cuckoo and its use as a euphemism – allowing us to delve into the darker corners of folk song in this intimate environment.
Spill Festival, October 2018