If I could I would is a fast-paced piece of physical theatre featuring virtuoso acrobatics, imagination and humour that recognises it sometimes takes a superhuman effort to rise above the relentless demands of everyday urban life.
An all-female cast play an array of familiar characters in a day where the coffee is spilled, the commute is a trial, street-life is a threat and office politics get under the skin. From every woman to superwoman, If I could I would delivers a heart-warming message for everyone about resilience in the face of the everyday grind. If you could, what would you change?
The show is self-contained family friendly performance, created for outdoor festivals and events, with a small transformable set and cast of three performers.
Artistic Director: Lina Johansson
Originally performed & devised: Silvia Fratelli, Alcina Mendes, Martha Harrison
Performed for tour 2017: Alcina Mendes, Martha Harrison, Rosie Roberts
Set Designer: Michalis Kokkoliadis
Costume Designer: Bettina John
Sound designer & composer: Isa Suarez
This piece was created using sounds from freesound, please find the full list at the bottom of the page.
If I could I would was created in 2016 and is available for bookings.
The audience say:
‘You’ve inspired my little girl, she started running around and jumping into my arms!‘
‘That was great! Thank you for the fantastic show, we were impressed and laughed very much!‘
‘Very impressed! Loved the mix of acrobatics, kung fu, contemporary dance, capoiera. Silvia is hilarious.’
We’ve also been featured on Lucy Loves Circus‘ blog, you can read all about the show there too.
Supported by Arts Council England
Photo credits: Eric Richmond, Jamie Currey, Steve Eggleton, Mimbre
If I Could I Would uses these sounds from freesound:
Radio Zapping by Beskhu, Ambulance by Saphe, London Bus Approaches Leaves by icmusic, Piccadilly Circus Ambience by habbis92, Charing Cross Station Walk by Onj, Ambulance Siren by LanDub, Photocopy Machine by Tomlija, Stapler Usage by Callum_Sharp279, Keyboard Typing by Trollarch2, Post Office Walk 01 by Corsica_S, Post Office Ambience by akx, Walking Through Busy Streets by cusconauta, Phone by infobandit, Digital Alarm by Tempouser