A One-Woman Comedy show where invisible illness and a 'hostile environment' collide.
Air is invisible.
A vibe is invisible.
Time is invisible.
A giggle is invisible.
And so are many illnesses.
Illusions of Liberty is a Black Comedy about a woman who has a fake identity, but not one she’s chosen. She’s in a constant battle to maintain what people believe she is. Over the course of four days, after traumatic news, she battles with hard truths, and convincing lies.
‘Liberty Jones’ is a Principal Cellist. For five years she has been plagued with an increasing number of bewildering symptoms. Five days ago, ‘Liberty’ received a diagnosis of an illness that no one can actually see.
Illusions of Liberty follows her for four days where we see her struggle with her diagnosis and the mother-daughter relationship. At the same time, she struggles to maintain her equilibrium in her new status and relationships. How does she feel when the dust settles? How does she deal with her normal? And how many new 'normals’ will she have to adjust to in four days.
Including live music, Illusions of Liberty is a funny, poignant and revealing Black comedy drama which challenges us to look below the surface and ‘see’ the invisible. It’s a story of love, loss and hope.
The show premiered at the King’s Head in 2019 as part of their Playmill Festival. This is a further development of the show kindly supported by Funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery.
Read about the Creative Team behind Illusions of Liberty here
Live Stream Performances:
Monday 15th February, 8pm
Tuesday 16th February, 8pm
Wednesday 17th February, 8pm
Run time: 85 mins