Cristina and Chess have both experienced smashing their two front teeth. It affected them, and it got them thinking. In a culture preoccupied with keeping a stiff upper lip and for everything to always be ‘fine’: how do we deal with difficult things? What happens if we don’t want to deal with them? Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry and sometimes we try our best to distract ourselves. But don’t worry: it’s okay, we’re dealing with it.
After a sell-out run at Brighton Fringe 2016 and a sell out UK tour 2017, “It’s Okay, I’m Dealing With It.” asks what we do when things aren’t okay. Through their multi award-winning combination of dance, comedy, chat and song, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams unravel their own struggles and vulnerabilities and try to piece together how to cope with them.
+ Curtain Raiser From Grace and Growl
Grace & Growl are a contemporary dance company of older adults resident at Bridport Arts Centre. They will be performing a curtain raiser called ‘Heron’ for this event, which is dance story about how we set out on life’s paths feeling sure we know the way and before we know it, directions change, we come to a full stop or life opens out in ways we couldn’t have imagined.
Choreography is by Anna Golding and the company with music by Purcell, Olafur Arnalds and Sufjan Stevens.
Dinner & show offer
Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.
*A pre Show Supper is available with this event*
The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.
There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event.
£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course
★★★★★ ‘Physical comedy and dance are stupendous companions when they work – and Chess and Cristina have the energy and the intelligence to make it work here. Their dance is skilled, their timing is spot-on, and their comedy is hilarious.’
★★★★ 'Comparable to French and Saunders… the work defies theatrical convention in every sense.’
★★★★ "The Hiccup Project’s unique way of looking at things has struck a chord with audiences far and wide, a reflection of being able to address the ‘unsayable’ with humour, sensitivity and consummate skill...there are few artists that can pull off what they do."
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL
★★★★ "... They are clearly both accomplished and sincere performers, and you get a sense of the real bond between the two throughout the piece...There are songs, dance, expressive physical theatre and some excellent clowning."