It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It Is All Right Now / By Lucy Kirkwood / Clean Break / Installation at Studio K / October 2009
Direction: Lucy Morrison
Lighting: Anna Watson
Sound: Becky Smith
a memorable theatre-cum-installation that makes the audience complicit by turning us into voyeurs and then taking us on a journey right inside Dijana's head. It's both brutally real (we see her with her invisible client, being flung around like a rag doll) and bizarrely surreal, as Dijana escapes from the reality of a detention centre and the touchy-feely Gloria (Madeline Appiah) by retreating into an Alice in Wonderland world.
✭✭✭✭ THE GUARDIAN
Lucy Morrison’s immersive production designed by Chloe Lamford, skin-pricklingly immediate and unnervingly surreal.
We move through transitional areas where bloodied fluffy toys dangle and into a vision of Dijana's former dream future, rendered as a sparkly wilderness of polythene-packaged white goods and banks of artificial flowers
✭✭✭✭ THE INDEPENDENT
From a dank and claustrophobic brothel through to installations hung with toys, clothes, teddy bears and cling film-wrapped chairs, the promenade piece never loses sight of the bigger picture - the reason these two women are there.
The main strengths of this compelling production lie with Chloe Lamford’s beautifully realised set-design