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Stage Editorial

wrestlingwalrus19.jpg Don’t mention the walrus

‘Wrestling the Walrus’ won last year’s Hodgkiss Award and it’s coming to ARC in Stockton this July.

The Hodgkiss Award? Isn’t that given to truly original and ambitious theatrical works? Yes indeed and 154 Collective’s ‘Wrestling the Walrus’ certainly falls into that category. It tells of a series of meetings between a man in his late sixties and a woman in her thirties. Spotting the man sitting alone on a park bench, the woman decides to share her lunch with him. The next day, the same thing happens. As their meetings continue they share stories from their lives, but the man becomes a little unsettled (perhaps that first encounter was no accident). Weaving live lyrical music, animation and film, this piece is about companionship, connections and the millions of tiny memories that make up someone’s history.

Wrestling the Walrus, Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 July, ARC, Stockton, 7pm, pay what you decide. arconline.co.uk