Last night we performed 'Stay' at Birmingham REP. 'Stay' was devised for work with male perpetrators of domestic abuse and this was the first time we have delivered it to a public audience, outside of a criminal justice context. A little bit of an experiment to see whether or not our work, which is devised for very specific audiences and settings, translates to other audiences without losing meaning and impact. The performance sold out, which tells us there is a demand for people keen to see our work. So far feedback from audience members has been very positive, with comments such as:
Saw Stay at BirminghamRep last night. A fascinating insight into GeeseTheatre's work on domestic violence.
Uncomfortable, powerful, challenging and incredibly well done...
So worthwhile showing 'Stay.' Unpleasant viewing but excellently done, helped develop my understanding.
Great to get a rare opportunity to see Geese Theatre doing their stuff last night. Inspiring.
Thank you for sharing some of your work with us last night. Very challenging and emotive.
Stay was simply amazing in so many ways. Well done @GeeseTheatre
It was engaging, challenging, emotive and inspiring and I think it translated very well to the public forum.
It was brilliant and though a desperate topic to cover, it was really enjoyable.
If you were in the audience last night we would love to know what you thought.