Claire Porter’s adaptation of The Drowning Point produced by BlueGreen Productions gathered exceptional reviews at Edinburgh 2005. It was then invited by Ian Talbot, to play at The Regent’s Park Theatre Studio Season in 2006.
Written by Nicholas Earls and adapted by Claire Porter into a multi-media piece, THE DROWNING POINT is a poignant study of an ordinary life made unbearable.
Beth is an attractive intelligent school teacher, with a happy successful life. This illusion of suburban bliss is shattered, when her husband and best friend are discovered dead together after a yachting accident.Both are naked. We see Beth dealing with both loss and betrayal. Can a sense of self, a sense of humour, keep her alive?
The striking and evocative images have been created by photographer Claude Fisicaro and Film Maker Katherine Shannon. The visuals are wrapped in a haunting soundscape, commissioned from Mike Willox. Movement by Lucie Pankhurst complements the hi-tech elements in this physical theatre experience, directed by Scott Williams.
Known from our television screens as Miss Drill from ITV’s The Worst Witch and to Edinburgh audiences from the previous sell-out show, Fringe First Winner 100, Claire Porter’s solo debut is a physical tour-de-force.
Darkly comic, intimate and compelling.
45 minutes of high tech and high energy, compounded with rage.
‘The charismatic Claire Porter – like a dramatic haiku. Maximum effect’
‘Claire Porter… thrilling sexual allure’
‘Like seeing someone flailing themselves alive. Performed with energy, commitment and sheer passion’
Edinburgh Evening News
‘An absolutely gripping performance from the excellent Claire Porter.’