Fringe Arts Bath Festival
5th, 6th & 7th June 2017
‘In My Shoes’ Festival of New Writing,
Zion Community Arts Space
12th September 2015
in performance at Fringe Arts Bath
The Mother is at the end of her tether. Constantly torn between relentless unending tasks that tug her heartstrings, she attempts to free herself from the ties that bind.
There is an invisible umbilical cord that is never cut. The Mother nurtured the children first through her blood, then through her milk, but even when she seems physically separate from her children, she truly never is. If she doesn’t nurture them, who will? If they fall, who else will catch them?
'Tethered' is an exploration of the pressures of single parenthood.
It was commissioned by BS13 Theatre Company, funded by Dundry View Wellbeing Fund, and was first performed as a play for three actors at Zion Community Arts Space in 2015 as part of an evening of new writing called ‘In My Shoes’ (Directed by Bryn Holding and featuring Charlotte Ellis, Alex Gartshore & Annette Chown).
It has since been performed as a piece of performance art as part of Fringe Arts Bath 2017, was presented at a Demostage event curated by MAYK in April 2018, and was filmed as part of Back to Back Theatre's international film project "The Democratic Set" in collaboration with Bristol producers collective In Between Time and Knowle West Media Centre in July 2018.