BULLYACHE presents a work in progress sharing of a new music and dance theatre show, ‘Tom’.
BULLYACHE is a music and dance project by Tylor Deyn (he/they) & Jacob Samuel. They are staging their first theatre work, TOM. The genre is working-class sci-fi. Participants are rehearsing, waiting, indefinitely in a holding room. They have been entered into a pageant competition set up by the Department of Work and Pensions, but this competition never comes. Inspired by elements of the Orpheus opera, it explores our human need to be loved within capitalism—no call time, just perpetual purgatory.
The work is written, directed, composed and choreographed by Tylor and Jacob using a cast of dancers.
Photograph: Zhuo Chen