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Hot House

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

The company

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hannah Jessop

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Daisy Adams and Matty Noble

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Daisy Adams and Matty Noble

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hannah Jessop and Peter Watts

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hannah Jessop and Matty Noble

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Daisy Adams

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Matty Noble and Hannah Jessop

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Hannah Jessop and Matty Noble

The team

The team

Peter Watts, Hannah Jessop, Matty Noble, Daisy Adams, Georgia Hardcastle and Sally Hardcastle

Hot House Rehearsed Reading

Stills photography by Jade Boothby

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Rehearsing

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Rehearsing

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Rehearsing

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Rehearsing

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Rehearsing

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

Rehearsing

Hot House at The Garage

Hot House at The Garage

A full Rehearsed Reading of Hot House was performed at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden, September 2019

Extracts have been performed at The Garage with All In Productions as part of their scratch night scheme, and as part of Burnt Chip Theatre's Burnt + SCRATCHED both in June, 2019.

Dystopian crisis rages outside a garden of Eden greenhouse. The girl grown there to save the world yearns for anything else. Guilt, repression and sense of self are explored in this hot-housed coming of age, experimental drama.

“Cabbages. Cabbages… Cabbages. Cabbages. Green. Grow. Still. Sow. Stagnant. Fragrant. Feelers. Creeping across soft skin. Bring face to the sun. Heat lamps. Sun. Feet still in the soil when skin’s in the sky.”

 

Maryam, a girl grown from a cabbage, is kept in the controlled environment of the final fertile place left on earth. In this greenhouse, where she and her gardener (and only friend) Caleb live, along with their plant wards, they prepare to restore the earth when it’s ready. But even this dystopic garden of Eden can’t be kept pure. There are questions of money, upkeep and the motives of the greenhouse’s creator.

 

Maryam struggles with her identity and purpose. Is it better for her to be selfish and follow her own urges and curiosity, or continue being obedient and fulfil her responsibility to a species that continues to self-destruct?

 

Woven through the narrative are moments of spoken word and abstract outcries from the polluted, corrupt, concrete world on the other side of the greenhouse windows.

 

At its core, Hot House struggles with the familiar themes of impulse, guilt and coming of age, through the lens of a dystopic future that is all too imaginable. It is a tale of girlhood, womanhood… and cabbage-hood.

Hot House @ The Garage

Stills photography by Sam Papidas

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Show Related Workshops & Resources

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Adventure Island!

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Sessions for College & University Students

EYFS. KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4
If you are coming to see one of our shows or if we are coming to perform for you, make the most of the experience with a range of connected workshops and supporting resources. These include

pre and post show teaching resources and a mixture of drama, design, writing and making workshops. Exact content will depend on the show you are seeing and the ages and needs of those taking part. 

KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4, Birthday parties
Spend a day exploring Adventure Island! Build dens, make maps and record your discoveries with your fellow travelers. 

Adventure Island explores STEM subjects and literacy through exciting immersive activities. Your adventure can last for a full day, a half day or all week as a holiday course. Activities are tailored to the ages and abilities of young people taking part.

Young people aged 16+
Sessions for college and university include: 

  • Portfolio building

  • Working with others, working for yourself - Professional practice and self care in the creative industries

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Character Workshops

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Puppet Making

KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4,
Explore characters from literature or history with a combination of writing activities, drama games, costume design or even puppet making! This workshop aligns particularly well with English and empathy (PSHE) as well as creative subjects. This session can run for an hour, a full day or anything in between. Activities can be tailored to your chosen story text or curriculum outcome.

All ages and abilities
Learn how to make Bunraku style jointed puppets, finger puppets and loads more. It's easier than you might think. 
These workshops can be themed to suit you.
Depending  on the style and size of puppets, sessions can run from one hour to a whole week.