Nothing Happens (Twice)Slapstick humour meets Beckett head on in a quest for life’s meaning. Directed by Ursula Martinez
NOTHING HAPPENS (TWICE)Slapstick humour meets Beckett head on in a quest for life’s meaning. Directed by Ursula Martinez
After an exciting few years making and touring shows all over the world, Mercè and Patricia have somehow lost momentum and hit rock bottom. They always knew that making theatre would be difficult, but when they have to dress up as flamingos in a shopping centre to make ends meet, they seriously consider giving up.
Can their shared dream of staging Waiting for Godot get them back on track or will their long held ambition be strangled by red tape? A hilarious and sometimes moving exploration of companionship, co-dependency and what motivates us to keep going, even in the face of failure and bureaucratic brick walls.
In June 2019, we presented work in progress as part of Ovalhouse’s FirstBites season, to regional programmers Salisbury Arts Centre and to the Audience Club at Proteus Creation Space in Basingstoke.
After a COVID induced hiatus, we are very pleased to be able to present and tour our new show, Nothing Happens (Twice) in 2022.
To book this show in your venue or for more production details contact us.
“I’m really proud of this show, of how different it is from anything I’ve ever directed or co-created, and how ‘uncategorisable’ it is. Also, it’s very funny.
One of the main differences is that, despite its irreverence, the piece celebrates the work of a ‘great, white, male, literary genius’. Normally this would be a right turn-off, but sometimes you just have to go against your own grain, and surprise yourself!”
“Full of mind-twisting absurdity and hilarious fragility”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ North West End
“You’ll be crying with laughter”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Stage
“Equal parts side-splitting comedy and soul-baring honesty”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Salterton Arts Review
“The funniest show I’ve seen in years” Newbury Today
“Absurdly entertaining & tragically hilarious” Daily Info, Oxford
Performers: Mercè Ribot and Patricia Rodríguez
Director: Ursula Martínez
Dramaturg: Adam Brace
Designer: Verity Quinn
Composer: John Biddle
Lighting: Simon Bond
Videographer: Mark Morreau
Movement: Stephen Harper
Producer: Sarah-Jane Watkinson
Designer: Charlotte Espiner
Lighting: Pablo Baz
With additional support from: Michael Crean, Dan Lees & Okorie Chukwu
Promotional ‘work in progress’ photos by Pau Ros