" A Mouthful of Snow"
written and performed by Julie Calvert
Kate, an actress at a difficult time in her life, looks back and reminisces about her work, her family, her friends, her highs and her lows, as she struggles back to 'Planet Normal'. A moving piece ......... dark from time to time .......... but always lightened by Kate's unfailing grace and humour.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT 'A MOUTHFUL OF SNOW '
' a most moving and talented performance'
' a memorable play
- thought provoking and very moving'
'Very intelligent writing, treated me, as an audience member, as intelligent'
' Enjoyable ... moving .... a new spin on the subject......the humour leavened the sadness.'
JULIE CALVERT - WRITER AND PERFORMER
as an actor at the Arden School of Theatre, as a mature student, having had a
nursing and midwifery background. She
toured extensively around Britain, and U.S.A. with Eyewitness Theatre Company
- and won a Manchester
Evening News Award for David Mamet "Theatrical Pieces"
Julie formed “Mindful Theatre Company” and tours with some of her own writing - including “The Vagabond” at the Edinburgh Fringe and “Happy Girl”, a piece of imaginative theatre about life as an autistic person. Her favourite roles include: Grace in Brian Friel’s "Faith Healer", Juno in Sean O’Casey's "Juno and the Paycock" and several characters in Alan Bennett’s "Talking Heads".
"A Mouthful of Snow" was born from a desire to convey, by humour and words, the experience of one particular person’s journey through sickness. Julie says: " I have drawn much from my work at Hospices - which is my work when I am "resting " - and wanted to show some of the amazing strengths, humour and peace that I come across on any ordinary shift. Most of all I really believe that theatre should be challenging, thought provoking, and ……. Entertaining ! Julie Calvert