Project Description

In a pitch black auditorium, six actors bring Salome’s scandalous story to life using live sound effects, songs by Roxy Music, Dusty Springfield and Julio Iglesias – and the limitless power of your imagination.

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm Poster

GUILTY FEET HAVE GOT NO RYHTHM

A LITTLE EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTION

Originally produced by
THE HAPPINESS PATROL

Originally commissioned by
FIONA STUART & RICHARD HAWLEY
FOR THE 2010 LICHFIELD FESTIVAL

The creation of Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm was funded by
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

And supported by
THE LICHFIELD GARRICK

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Salome is desired by the step-father she cannot stand and adored by the Captain of the Guard. But she is rejected by the one man she wants: the charismatic prophet who has captivated her. Humiliated, frustrated and enraged, Salome is caught up in a whirl of dirty dancing and decapitation, played out under an angry sky filled with meteor showers and crowned by a blood-red lunar eclipse.

But no-one will see any of this.

To commemorate the centenary of the very first public radio broadcast, Little Earthquake presents a new take on Wilde’s thrilling drama with its notorious Dance of the Seven Veils, in a live performance staged in complete darkness.

In a pitch black auditorium, six actors bring Salome’s scandalous story to life using live sound effects, a new English version of Wilde’s original French text, songs by Roxy Music, Dusty Springfield and Julio Iglesias – and the limitless power of your imagination.

Are you sitting comfortably? Salome’s last dance is about to begin…

CAST

Herodias | Jayne Edwards
Herodias’ Page | Philip Holyman
Narraboth | Tom McCarron
Herod | Gareth Nicholls
Jokanaan | Stephen Turner
Salome | Natalie Wilson

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer & Director | Philip Holyman
Lighting & Sound Design | Gareth Nicholls
Technical Manager | Liz Porrett for Lichfield Garrick
Wardrobe | Ruth Bagnall for Costumia

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman