A woman’s brain-scientist husband falls ill just as he is due to give the keynote lecture at a Swiss conference. She reluctantly agrees to give the lecture on his behalf. But when she arrives in Switzerland, her life starts to unravel. Clothes don’t want to be clothes anymore. A dress becomes reluctant to be seen in public. Emily Woof’s comic, philosophical adventure asks what is the self, what is thinking, what is the body? And in a godless universe, how do we connect with this thing called the soul?
Emily Woof’s landmark solo shows Sex III and Revolver won back to back Edinburgh Fringe Firsts and were performed at Royal Court Theatre over twenty years ago. Now she is back with an intimate epic, a surreal and hilarious shaggy-dog story, about philosophy and neuroscience, dance and animals, love and the soul, which asks the question: how should we really live in body and mind?
Blizzard is directed by Hamish McColl, founder of The Right Size whose hit show The Play What I Wrote was a smash in the West End and on Broadway and whose movies as screenwriter include Paddington, Jonny English and Mr Bean’s Holiday.