the delicate northerner

"how do you make the perfect cup of tea?"

inspired by matthew bourne's swan lake, this persona style performance explores the brutally stubborn, tough upper-lipped nature of working-class men from the north of england.


audience members realise that the question 'how would you make the perfect cup of tea?' is harder to answer than they first anticipated. anything other than the perfect answer would provoke quite a nasty response from this man-splaining, tea loving, wellington wearing man. however, when he hears the sweet sound of a whistling kettle, he transforms into the fragile, graceful, ethereal swan of the north.

role: performer.