The Dirt

College of Arts and Humanities

This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series

From: 21 Apr 2023, 7:30 p.m.
To: 21 Apr 2023, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

The Dirt is a very funny (and also pretty sad) solo performance that explores how the climate emergency has changed the way we imagine the future. Marianne Tuckman uses her signature combination of voice, movement, and text to bring this pulsing tragicomedy to life.

In exactly the moment that it was predicted, the climate emergency has arrived. Everything has changed. The last woman on earth is beside herself. She used to live in a nice house in a nice area and never thought climate change would actually, you know, affect someone like her. But here we are. The Dirt has arrived at her door and is seeping into her house. Terrified, she calls her cleaner, a punk who has since been evicted, to come round and help, but despite all their efforts, the house just gets dirtier and dirtier. Tomorrow, she had planned to have children and play with them. She wonders if this will be possible.

“Funny, clever, realistic, contemporary, activistic.”
“The humour and comedy elements were excellent.”
“Loved the text, the set and aesthetic.”
“Marianne’s performance was exceptional. Clever multi-media use.”
"The Dirt see-saws between absurdist comedy, political engagement, and a poignant exploration of the possibility of motherhood in a wholly unpredictable and absorbing manner."

Dr Alan Bilton, lecturer in English Literature at School of Culture and Communication at Swansea University

Supported using public funding through Arts Council England.

Contact: Taliesin Arts Centre (Email: - Telephone: 01792602060




Event created by: n.s.mills