Yellow Brick Nutshells
An elaborate concoction of hallucinations and delusions, a fantasy world to escape inner turmoil or a brief spell in rehab for a poor lost soul: Hazel ventures over the rainbow to soothe her existential crisis and find out what is missing in her opportunity-rich yet bewildering life. Why does she never seem to fit into any neat nutshell? Why does she feel suffocated by each one? Hazel explores the spectrum of mental health and the human condition in this chaotic, supposedly sophisticated world, where the individual has become so detached from the tribal structure of our ancestors and the pressure is on to be successful and happy. Audio interviews featuring representatives of the vast array of people muddling through their everyday lives punctuate the action.
A debut solo show written and performed by Amy Gilbrook
In a Nutshell, Nutshells is a delectable mix of beat poetry, theatre and song.