Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs – Performances and Workshops at mac
Workshop @ mac, birmingham
Monday 19th March 2012
6pm – 9pm
Francesca Millican-Slater is a Birmingham based artist, specialising in solo performance, story-telling and theatre. She is currently touring her show Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs, nationally.
Object Workshop – People and Their Stuff:
This workshop is open to members of the public and will give participants the opportunity to explore their creative skills through devising, writing and performance.
Participants are asked to bring an object that they own (this could be purchased, passed down or found) that they are intrigued by, but may have little knowledge of. They will be supported by Francesca to work through ways of researching and generating creative material in relation to that object, with the ultimate aim of creating a 2 – 3 minute story or performance. The workshop will focus on ways of devising, writing and performing original material as an individual.
This workshop opportunity is offered on a first come first served basis, and is limited to 10 participants. To book your place please contact mac box office on 0121 446 3232 or book online
Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs:
Performances at mac, birmingham
20th, 21st, 22nd March, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 (£7)
T: 0121 446 3232
In 2003, Francesca bought a second hand postcard for 50p. The postcard, sent from Lincoln to London was addressed to a Miss L Gibbs of 62 Douglas Buildings, Marshalsea Road, Borough. Sent on July 15th 1910, the message on the back simply reads:
‘Be Careful Tomorrow. A.C.’
Part detective noir, part lecture, part personal biography, Francesca investigates the message on a postcard sent 100 years ago and finds herself obsessed by the life of the woman that received it. What happens when she starts tracing a history that isn’t her own? And why did Miss Gibbs have to be careful tomorrow?
In Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs Francesca takes the audience with her on this intricate, amusing and fascinating journey, gently questioning how we remember those that went before us and how we might like to be remembered ourselves.
‘Compelling’ **** The Scotsman
‘Clever and touching’ The Guardian, Lyn Gardner
‘Beguiling… a perfect antidoteto over production’ The Observer, Susannah Clapp