Phoning in her performance

Published: 23 September 2018
Reporter: David Upton

Common Lore from Stute Theatre is a fusion of theatre, spoken word, projections and live electronic music, performed by one young woman and her mobile phone.

Fairy tales and modern life collide in a show suitable for children aged 11+ and adults of all ages.

Live-looped music, multiple characters, intricate rap and spoken word and technical projections are done live on stage by one performer.

Sophia Hatfield is an experienced actor / multi-instrumentalist and brings her musical skills to this show with electric violin and singing.

She has already toured her first solo-storytelling show, Just Soph (developed with Manchester Libraries), in 2016 and 2017. It was performed at festivals, in libraries and in schools and has been seen by more than 3,000 children.

For Common Lore, the set and musical kit packs down into one small car and tours the country.

It’s in libraries, schools or theatres in Chester, Hull, Manchester, Cannock, Scunthorpe, St Helens, Oldham, Northwich, Preston, Heysham, Garstang and Blackburn in coming weeks.