LANDED is an intimate show about love.
Love from the briefest remembered passion to cross-continental journeys with lifelong repercussions.
Love in all its simple magnificent unpredictable messiness.
Working with communities across Britain, LANDED foregrounds the beautiful stories of elders, putting the wisdom and experience they bring centre stage. It’s a piece which values elders by placing them at the centre of a contemporary work.
LANDED is a project about people. About the people who make a place. It’s a very partial portrait: dependent on who we meet, who has time to talk, who is interested in spending time with us.
Join Two Destination Language in an intimate encounter which reveals what love has left, as we glimpse what might have been, once was and is forever gone. Working with performers’ memories of the loves that passed them by, the loves that endured and those that still burn today, each experience is a glimpse of hope and the extraordinary in human nature.
LANDED is a performance for one audience member at a time, in a specially constructed chamber. The experience lasts about 10-15 minutes, and there’s an installation to explore afterwards.
Responses to the work
“the power to subvert normality” Daily Telegraph
“Love should never have to be hidden!” Yorkshire audience member
“50 years ago I came to Yorkshire from a London suburb. Immediately I fell in love with the landscape of the moors, the dales, the rivers and the towns. It was a landscape I could fit into and feel held. That love of place has never gone away. It has fed and sustained me.” Elland audience member
“How true were those words to my life and what has happened to me, and how I have met someone new and look forward to a new future!” Winchester audience member
“I told him I loved him. He said nothing. I said that’s that then. I went to get my train to the other end of the country. As I approached the station the sound of running feet. His hand slid into mine. His brown/orange eyes looked at me. We kissed. I boarded the train.” Bournemouth audience member
- City Encounters, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Sunday 24th May 2015
- Eastleigh Unwrapped, Saturday 13th June 2015
- Ageing Well Festival, Brixham harbour, 3 October 2015
- Theatre Fest West, Salisbury, 26 March 2016
- Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival, 8 October 2016
- Winchester Hat Fair 29-30 June 2017
- Landlines & Watermarks, Happy Birthday Elland, 25 July 2017
- People’s Fair, Piece Hall, Halifax, 30 September – 1 October 2017