Christopher Brett Bailey, author of award winning ‘punk-opera’ The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid and performer with Made In China, brings us his first solo show This Is How We Die.
A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia and young love, ultra-violence and black humour… a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a b- movie for the mind’s eye.
Chris has lovingly repaired his family Triumph Herald Estate so that he can drive it from his childhood home in Braintree to Italy where this quintessentially English car was designed. Part investigation into his father’s time as a Polish soldier in the Italian Campaign and part muse on consumerism, All Roads Lead to Rome brings together car mechanics, a road trip, dictators and the fetishisation of possessions in a solo performance using old photos, new film and surprising mechanical objects.
‘He takes us from the personal to the political, across a great swathe of 20th Century history, all without leaving the driving seat of the Triumph Herald.’ **** The Scotsman