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Here's What I Did With My Body One Day


a hugely enjoyable mixture of head and heartThe Guardian


A Genetic Detective Thriller
Conceived and directed by Andy Lavender
Devised by the company
Written by Dan Rebellato

2006 TOUR

Roland: David Annen
David: Eric MacLennan
Pierre: Paul Murray
Ernest: Danny Scheinmann

Direction: Andy Lavender
Text: Dan Rebellato
Set and video design: Douglas O’Connell
Lighting design: Clare O’Donoghue
Sound design: Gregg Fisher
Movement direction: Ayse Tashkiran
Costume design: Kirstie Macleod
Tour production: Bridget Thornborrow
Graphic design: Stephan Hammes


Performers: David Annen, Colin Hurley, Paul Murray, Danny Scheinmann
Design: Vivienne Shadinsky
Sound Design: Gregg Fisher
Lighting : Gian Carlo Rossi
Video Design: Douglas O'Connell
Movement Direction: Ayse Tashkiran
Production: Ben Biles, Alex Mermikides
Filming and Editing: Ben Biles
Assistance on Direction: Alex Mermikides
Publicity and Graphic Design: Stephan Hammes
Press: Bridget Thornborrow


Here's What I Did with My Body One Day features a sharp and witty script that helps propel a detective thriller story about genetics and inheritance. The set provides an elegant neutral space that becomes animated by projections to create settings in and around Paris. The media design uses live camerawork, pre-recorded video footage, digital stills and computer animation to create backdrops and effects, most of which are projected on a large screen that is almost permanently in use. Projections elsewhere include a face in a spinning bicycle wheel, the sudden appearance of a photograph on some scraps of paper and the ghostly manifestation of three dead French intellectuals in the windows of a Eurostar train. The show features extensive physical action, including a leitmotif of waltzing, the cycling of Ernest Chausson, a cartwheel frozen in mid-air as Roland Barthes describes his death, and the spinning of Pierre Curie as he tells of the properties of radium. The sound design interweaves found and newly composed music and plays (often subliminally) throughout. The show moves fluidly. There is a continuously transforming space and no break in the action.


The audience for the show includes those interested in new writing, multimedia performance, devised theatre, physical theatre and narrative drama. The show is relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students of theatre studies and the performing arts, and A/S level students (who now take a module on devising). It is of interest to a wider audience that appreciates a 'theatre theatrical' and a strong storyline that appeals to many universal preoccupations (love, death, inheritance, chance, health and personal ties) in a credible world. It helps to generate new audiences for theatre through its use of multimedia and its contemporary style.