Back for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with another hard-hitting circus production, Voloz Collective will present its newest show, The Life Sporadic of Jess Wildgoose, from August 2-28 at Pleasance Courtyard.
The creators of smash hit The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much return with an explosive new show, The Life Sporadic of Jess Wildgoose. This electrifying thriller by award-winning physical theatre company, Voloz Collective, explores the universal themes of ambition, failure, revenge, and high-risk equity trading. It’s a tale about the stories we tell ourselves about our past and how we narrativize our lives.
Jess has it all—until she doesn’t. After suddenly losing her job, sense of reality, and sexy French beau, Jess embarks on a brutal quest for revenge. With virtuosic acrobatics, live music, and physical theatre, this madcap tragicomedy unnerves and astounds in a genre-defying cinematic adventure.
The Life Sporadic of Jess Wildgoose asks whether it is possible, or useful, to scale our own suffering against the woes of the world. Set within the context of the 2008 financial crash, it plays with the inherent contradictions of individual actions having global repercussions, and individuals being
largely immune to global events. Flitting between tragedy and comedy, emotional realism and fantastical imagery, this show is an interrogation of theatrical and narrative forms.
It pushes the boundaries of physical theatre and plays with genre, drawing on Tarantino’s historical revisionism, Kwan and Scheinert’s unrelenting speed, Wes Anderson’s quirky whimsicality, and the emotionally motivated absurdity of films like Mr. Nobody, Fight Club, and The Matrix.
The company comments, “In The Life Sporadic of Jess Wildgoose, we’re excited to collide Voloz’s cinematic, physical style with a story of one woman’s meteoric rise to success and devastating fall from grace. This show is as fantastical as it is relatable and will take audiences on a wild journey through the full spectrum of human emotion.”
The Life Sporadic of Jess Wildgoose
at Pleasance Courtyard (Above), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
from Wednesday 2nd–Monday 28th August 2023 (not 9th, 16th, 23rd), 14:25
Running Time 1 hour
For Ages 12+
Co-Written, -Directed, -Produced, and -Performed by Paul Lofferon, Emily Wheatman, Sam Rayner, and Olivia Zerphy
Tickets are available from www.pleasance.co.uk
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Press release and images shared by Chloé Nelkin of Chloé Nelkin Consulting. All photography/art credited to Paul Lofferon.
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