Rose English

Visual artist, theatre-maker and abstract vaudevillian Rose English heads a company of 28 for Walks on Water, a love poem to the Hackney Empire. Teresa Blake from Circus Oz plays English’s (indestructible) stunt double; Ra-Ra Zoo’s Sue Broadway advises on the stunts themselves. Walks on Water (pictured) marks the start of a fascination with circus that will carry through English’s later works The Double Wedding and Tantamount Esperance (both presented on the main stage of London’s Royal Court Theatre) and culminate in current project Lost in Music, a piece in circus and song made with performers from Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.