Beth Bowden

RIGHT OF WAY

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I don’t remember where I am when I decide to walk.

Maybe the idea creeps up on me over time – born somewhere within me the first time I saw the sea. Like osmosis, the thought it soaks into my skin and lies in wait until I cry it out as a single teardrop. Glistening, shimmering, and whole – it falls out of my subconscious and into my knowledge. The know, the knowing, that I need to walk.

RIGHT OF WAY, involving walking the South West Coast Path, and is a semi-autobiographical piece that explores the intimate connection we have with powerful bodies of water, our heritage, and with the women in our lives. Rooted in a place of joy, breath, and deep listening, it is an embodied reflection on chronic illness, accessibility, Young Carers, and radical joy.

Beth is an interdisciplinary theatre-maker and director, based between the South West and London. Trained at the University of Exeter, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Advanced Theatre Practice) and the National Youth Theatre, her practice makes a mess, deconstructs form, and subverts traditional theatre structures. Working in collaborative, research led, responsive ways, and rooted in communities, she champions accessible art for social justice. This intersection provides a fierce creative foundation, within which she moves, makes, and advocates. She is a current 22/23 Vault Five Artist – this is the first in-progress showing of RIGHT OF WAY, which will be shown at the Vault Festival in 2023.

DETAILS

TUES 30 AUG,  5PM

WED 31 AUG, 8PM

CAMDEN PEOPLE’S THEATRE

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