ON EDGE, a parkour theatre show, started in 2019 as an outdoor touring production visiting festivals around the UK.
The original show is an astonishing blend of parkour, theatre, choreography and music with hard-hitting and eye-opening storytelling about one man and his fight for freedom from modern slavery.
It was due to tour the UK and overseas in the summer of 2020. Of course, due to the virus curtailing rehearsals and any physical gathering of company members together, we are working together in a virtual world.
Under these new conditions our production is developing new perspectives. Together we’re thinking further about the issues of modern day slavery in the construction industry as well as the nature of freedom and how sometimes the smallest gestures can make the biggest impact.
Although being in lockdown has hampered our co-creativity to a large extent, we are exploring different directions and ideas on the issues. Certainly modern slavery did not disappear as the coronavirus spread and some victims have been suffering more as a result. International charity Hope for Justice recently published a report outlining the potential implications of the coronavirus pandemic globally. Read the report here.
Watch this space for ON EDGE DIGITAL updates and content!
Performer and parkour athlete George Mayfield interviews fellow company members on Instagram Live. Meet the team and find out what they’ve been doing.