The Owl Man
The latest production from writer, Richard Crowe and Over the Wall Productions is a celebration of survival and life.
It brings together Ben Sutcliffe and Zaid Al-Rikabi of The Peoples’ String Foundation with Latvian artist, Hardy Gru, Director, Ged Stephenson, and a cast of talented actors to tell the story of The Owl Man.
This collaborative piece of theatre is based on the true stories of two Walters: Walter Strachan, a teacher, poet and art historian and Walter Spitzer, a holocaust survivor and, through his art, a leading witness to its horrors.
The story is told through the eyes of Strachan’s young pupil. A staircase hung with images of owls transports him to another time – a world where mankind is divided and brutalised by war – and inspires him to investigate the tale of two men brought together by their common humanity and passion for art.
‘To all those murdered children who can no longer speak, I lent them my pencils and brushes’ Walter Spitzer
An extra outing for
OVER THE WALL PICKING APPLES, 30th APRIL at 8.00pm
at The Rondo Theatre, St Saviours Rd, Bath BA1 6RT https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre/over-the-wall-picking-apples/e-gvlzma
Happily married with a lovely house on the Somerset levels, Richard could have settled down to life as a withy weaver, cider maker or llama farmer. But then the fish tank started singing to him – the same song, over and over, day after day…
… it was enough to drive him mad!
This is the story of Richard’s response to all this. His admission into the mental health service, a diagnosis of bipolar, medication (the highs, the lows) and making sense of a lifetime lived over the wall picking apples.
Join Richard on his emotional roller-coaster as he squares up to the frightening, the furious, and the funny sides of mad.
“A brilliantly written and performed show.” Disability Arts Online