When was the last time someone told you that you’re beautiful…?
On 15 August 2009, Upstart presented When was the last time someone told you that you’re beautiful…? as part of the Tristan Bates Theatre‘s Midnight Matinee summer extravaganza.
Comprising installations, solo performances and video art, the piece played from just before midnight Saturday to 3am Sunday morning.
The piece was conceived and performed by Laura Casey, Matthew Duggan, Kate McGregor, Luke Owen, Hannah Thomson and Tom Wateracre. It was directed by Tom Mansfield and designed by Giulia Scrimieri. The writers were Sarah Beck, Dan Costello, Dawn King, Kate Mulley, Lib Murray, Kate Rudkins, Sarah Sigal and Andrew Taylor.
This micro-site includes a gallery, podcasts, video and a link to add your own answers to the question “when was the last time someone told you that you’re beautiful”. Have fun exploring.
Check out pictures from the night.
While in the middle of making the installation, Artistic Director Tom Mansfield still found time to occasionally point a camera around. Here’s a video diary of making When Was The Last Time Someone Told You That You’re Beautiful…? and of some of the other things happening around the Actors Centre on the night.
This video played as part of the installation both in the theatre auditorium and throughout the building. Click to watch.
The installation included monologues which the audience could listen to on headphones, and others which were done as one-on-one performances – you can also listen to them here.
Something Everyone Likes To Hear by Kate Rudkins [click here]
(more coming soon)
A key part of the project was asking the public to let us know their own answers to the question via our website. Visit the link to find out more, and to add your own story.