DIM WEALDS OF
"Not all memories are made of music."
In Jordan Cottle's surreal one-man show, the son of a famous rockstar delves into fond memories of childhood - but are memories as reliable as we think? As musical instruments come to life and forgotten regrets resurface, it becomes clear that not all memories are made of music.
It's not always as simple as 'She Was Kind'.
Jordan wrote, directed and performed this piece in the Berkoff Studio in Weston-Super-Mare, The Pleasance Theatre in London and BARNfest in 2019.
"Riddled Image invites you to grieve with them over the death of someone who probably died."
Riddled Image is invited to a funeral. But something quickly becomes clear when they arrive.
The funeral is for one of them.
Through an arresting collision of live music, storytelling and flamenco striptease, And Then They Died takes its audiences along for a fast-paced, anarchic account of five friends trying to tell their last story the right way, whoever’s story it may be.
Jordan co-created and performed And Then They Died with his theatre company Riddled Image, which toured to major venues in Bristol, London, and Bath before a 5 star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival during summer 2019.
"And Then They Died is pretty much faultless. [...] Lightning in a bottle." - edfringereview
"Time to remember. Time to be forgotten. But how much time is there?"
A couple married for sixty years and no longer speaking. A clock permanently set to 5:46pm. A deadly picnic. A cheat. A woman who speaks in proverbs. Secret photographs. An overworked carer and, of course, The War.
Against a backdrop of birdsong, medication, scrabble and daytime TV, a group of elderly care home residents navigate fluidly between past memories and present rivalries.
Using comedy, drama, live music and movement to spotlight the stories of those on the cusp of vanishing.
Jordan played the part of Trevor as well as providing original live music for The Vanishing, which toured to major venues in Bristol and London before a five-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.
"When you wake in the morning, the naughtinesses and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind; and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on."
As The Baby takes its very first steps, it begins its journey through the inevitable; through life in performance.
The Baby is a bizarre visual and physical solo performance that asks: How and why do our various personas come about? Which of our deepest desires do they serve?
What's left of us when they're gone?
Jordan wrote, directed and performed this piece in the Berkoff Studio, Weston-Super-Mare and the Loco Klub, Bristol in 2018.