The Guy In The Luggage Rack

Sunday 31 July I 2pm & 5pm

Free

Emslie Horniman Park, Kensal Road, London W10 5EG

She Said Jump presents The Guy In The Luggage Rack, an aerial theatre show about grief, memory and relationship. This show combines physical comedy with striking aerial acrobatics and is the debut live show from She Said Jump. The piece is set around a purpose built aerial ʻluggage rackʼ that moves and transforms to carry the performers through a story that is based on first hand interviews and personal experiences. Drawing on theatre clown, circus and puppetry, this accessible show tackles the themes of grief and bereavement with a light and playful touch.

“Daisyʼs mum died, nearly a year ago now. Sheʼs fine. Sheʼs busy. She canʼt complain. Except sheʼs got this slight issue with an invisible guy that wonʼt leave her alone and itʼs becoming increasingly difficult to get on with getting on.” Daisy is doing her best to keep her chin up and her head down - but as the 1st anniversary of her mumʼs death approaches she begins to realise grief isnʼt something she can put aside indefinitely, and whether sheʼs willing to admit it or not, things arenʼt fine. From the silly to the sublime to the scary to the ridiculous, Daisy wrestles (sometimes literally) with her grief - Ian, a 6 foot invisible bald guy with a lot of luggage - eventually discovering that by letting him into her world she is able to reconnect with the memory of her mother.

Trigger warnings: The show's narrative is about grief and death. The subject is delivered in a way that is suitable for family audiences.

She Said Jump are a physical theatre company who create stories using original aerial equipment and drawing on theatre clown, circus, dance, mime and puppetry. They make work for indoor, outdoor and digital spaces, for audiences and participants. They also collaborate and curate work with other artists.

She Said Jump have been mentored by award winning circus theatre company Ockham’s Razor, internationally celebrated clown Angela de Castro, and renowned cross-disciplinary company Fevered Sleep. Their work has been supported by Arts Council England, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Flying Fantastic, 101 Outdoor Arts, Longfield Hall, Ecosystem Coldharbour & Bristol University.

This free performance is presented outdoors and does not require a ticket. Suitable for all ages. The shows will take place in the afternoon between 1pm and 6pm. There will be multiple shows to watch each afternoon, with staggered start times. This company will perform twice on the same day.

Check the website and social media on the day of performance for updated times as the weather may mean the schedule has to change. This location has public toilets. Bring sun cream and/or a coat. Please use public transport if possible rather than driving, take picnic plastic home to recycle and bring refillable drinking flasks.

The Guy In The Luggage Rack