19 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2020
Proving we are mortal, vulnerable and no more significant or enduring than any other animal or vegetable.
Back to Back’s new large-scale theatrical work, Lady Eats Apple, examines the awesomeness of our existence and the simultaneous tragedy of our death. Travelling between time and place, fact and fiction, symbols and bodies, its concern is not the beginning and the end but the anxiety that sits in between.
Staged in a large proscenium theatre, the audience sits on stage, facing the auditorium. A thin single cell inflatable surrounds, pressing against architectural features. The audience and actors are repositioned in another world, rupturing expectation of the conventional theatre experience.
Set within the lush landscapes of the Garden of Eden, the void of nothingness and the frenetic urban jungle, Lady Eats Apple explores human nature and our search for immortality.