Saturday 20 March 2010 until Sunday 25 April 2010

Dress Rehearsal for Stage Show Part III

A project by

Domnique Baron-Bonarjee, Sarah Bowerman, Fanny Paul Clinton, Rachel Gammon, Joanne Kernan, David Lillington, Gavin Pearce, Ann Pidcock, Audrey Reynolds, Matthew Robins, Tim Spooner, Gemma Tortella

Private view: 19th March 6-9pm
Talks Programme: 11th April at 5pm
Performance: 24th April at 7:30pm

Dress Rehearsal for a Stage Show Part III is the culmination of a 3 year multi-part project by artist / curator Rosie Cooper.  The exhibition has been commissioned by E:vent Gallery with an intertwined programme of live performance and talks.

This show navigates the tangential possibilities within the incomplete or ongoing work: including external influences, time spent in preparation, the numerous diversions possible within the performance encounter, and the abstractions within theatrical representation.

The gallery exhibition will include the film Dress Rehearsal for a Stage Show Part II, and a sculpture by Audrey Reynolds.


Talks Programme:
11th April at 5pm
Sarah Bowerman will give a talk on her childhood obsession with Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Phantom of the Opera;
David Lillington will present his favourite images of Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau;
Fanny Paul Clinton will deliver a reading on abyssal space.


Performance Grand Finale
24th April at 7:30pm

Featuring the Original Performance, with references to Parts I and II (a Ghost version), the Rat, the Ultimate Ghost and the Interval Tableau.

Narrator …………………………. Sarah Bowerman
Grey Ghost / Tree …………….. Rachel Gammon
The Ultimate Ghost …………… Ann Pidcock
Black Ghost …………………….. Tim Spooner
The Rat ………………………….. Gavin Pearce
Harlequin Ghost ……………….. Gemma Tortella
With special guest Matthew Robins, and featuring Audrey Reynolds’ Interval Tableau.

Ghost Costumes ………………. Sarah Bowerman
Ultimate Ghost Costume ……. Tim Spooner