If I Could I Would is a fast-paced piece of physical theatre featuring virtuoso acrobatics, imagination and humour to recognise it sometimes takes a superhuman effort to rise above the relentless demands of everyday urban life.
An all-female cast plays an array of familiar characters in a day where the coffee is spilled, the commute is a trial, street-life is a threat and office politics get under the skin. From every woman to superwoman, If I Could I Would delivers a heart-warming message for everyone about resilience in the face of the everyday grind. If you could, what would you change?
Artistic Director: Lina Johansson
Performed & devised: Silvia Fratelli, Alcina Mendes, Martha Harrison
Set Designer: Michalis Kokkoliadis
Costume Designer: Bettina John
Sound designer & composer: Isa Suarez
If I could I would was created in 2016 and is currently on tour.
We’ve also been featured on Lucy Loves Circus‘ blog, you can read all about the show there too.
Supported by Arts Council England
Photo credit: Eric Richmond, Jamie Currey, Mimbre
- Geetha reviewed 2 years ago
- last edited 2 years ago
Caught this at the Greenwich and Docklands International festival 2016, and for us, it was the best of all the acts that we got to see! It was a combination of theatre and acrobatics, mingling reality and fantasy with a heart-warming storyline, great lashings of humour throughout, and fantastic theatrical and acrobatic performances by three sassy women. The Door (their main prop) needs a mention as well, as it put in almost as many character changes as the performers: just when you thought you’d seen it all, it morphed into something else again.
Would watch again, and would definitely recommend.