How far will one Dove go to find its mate?
Or a Spider, to find its friend?
In a world where day and night are lit as one, beneath the same ultraviolet lights, and metallic serpents haunt the tunnels in the very aspect of long forgotten gods can be heard the Tube Song. Where that often-overlooked wonder of this modern age, the London Underground, is washed in the deep lakes of mythology, and where religious imagery and rituals of old appear once again in the asking of the age-old questions: Why do we worship? What or who do we worship? And where in the deep tunnels below will we find the reason to carry on?
Vocals recorded at One Louder Studios, London
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Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About Tom Kane
Tom Edward Kane is an actor/writer from Enfield in North London and a RADA graduate from 2016. He is incredibly pleased to be working on this project with Polly and Luke after having the idea some three years ago while blissfully unemployed; and is very grateful at being given the opportunity to obsess about mythology through Manchester Home and RADA. On top of this he would like to shout out Miss Katie Pilbeam for being the best teacher he ever had through secondary school, and without whom none of this would have materialised.
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About Polly Misch (Illustrator)
Polly Misch is an actor from South East London, who graduated from RADA in 2016 and enjoys drawing the ducks on Sundays. This is her first illustration project and is delighted to be working with Tom Kane, whom she studied with, and would frequently spend lunchtimes sitting in the square drawing pigeons and discussing mythology with Tom in his ever so soothing, booming voice.
About Luke Brady (Composer)
Luke Brady is an actor/musician from Dorking, Surrey and a RADA graduate from 2016. He is thrilled to get to work with both Tom and Polly and explore his hand for the first time with narrative composition. At length him and Tom have talked all things mythological, so coming together to collaborate with likeminded contemporaries is a long awaited dream.
About Tyler Forward (Editor)
Tyler Forward, freshly graduated from RADA. Specialising in visual design, collaboration in both lighting and video.
About RADA Festival
The RADA Festival is a vibrant annual event that nurtures artists’ development and provides a platform for emerging and established work. Usually hosted at RADA over 10 days in June and July, the Festival supports and celebrates the variety of work RADA’s graduates create as they form new collaborations, explore different creative practices and develop innovative ideas in theatre-making. We present work at the Festival that embraces multiple perspectives, encourages creative risk, is current, engaging and thoughtful.
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“Now more than ever, is the time to come together and recognise each other’s strengths by exploring creative opportunities. In the absence of a full RADA Festival this year, we are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating as a partner for the Homemakers programme. It’s been really inspiring to watch these lockdown projects develop and be able to continue to support emerging work from across the globe.” Jo Wiltshire, RADA Festival Producer.