a site-specific performance installation at Glenside Hospital Museum. Directed by Lily Mcleish
An atmospheric site-specific performance in Glenside Hospital Museum, in the grounds of the former Bristol Lunatic Asylum.
The performance gives voice to the patient, interweaving words found in the museum archives, accounts from former patients and experiences of people who are dealing with mental illness today.
UNLOCKED focuses on the tension in perception between ‘asylum’ as a place of safety and one of incarceration. The work examines the myths and common perceptions of the institution, the language surrounding emotion and the relationship between gender and mental (ill) health.
The museum holds artifacts ranging from 1861 when the Bristol Lunatic Asylum opened, until the hospital’s closure in 1994. The audience will follow the actors as they weave through the space; this is a chance to experience the fascinating and sometimes disturbing collection in a new light.
Saturday 15th July
There will be two promenade performances
2.00 until 4.00
7.00 until 9.00
Tickets: £10.00 concessions and pre-booked, £12.00 on the door
Location – http://www.glensidemuseum.org.uk/
The Chapel in UWE Glenside Campus