Behind the Eyes

A ‘theatre in sound’ community project inspired by Philip Ridley’s play, ‘Mercury Fur’.

at Sassoon Gallery

Director: Jessica Rae Drader
...Composer: Jack James

In Mercury Fur, London is a lawless ravaged place where a group of young people struggle to hold onto their lives and to remember who they are and what they know.

Mercury Fur looks to a politically disenfranchised generation and offers them reasons to engage with questions of politics, ethics and society.

You are invited to an experimental showcase based on Mercury Fur incorporating live performance, visual art and documentary film that explores how this play affects and reflects the lives of young people in South East London.

The Show
A unique ‘theatre in sound’ adaptation of Ridley’s Mercury Fur performed by aspiring young actors from in and around Peckham.

The Portraits
A new series of portraits by Philip Ridley examining the cast’s shifting identities.

The Film
A documentary film by filmmaker Eva Marie Elg exploring responses to Mercury Fur.

The Performance runs for approximately 40 minutes and contains strong language. Not suitable for under 16s.

Behind the Eyes is a youth led volunteer project sponsored by Happy Endings Productions and funded by Southwark Council.

Sassoon Gallery

Opening Times
Thursday 24 February, 7.30pm
Friday 25 February, 9.30pm
Saturday 26 February, 7.30pm

Sassoon Gallery
213 Blenheim Grove, (Behind Bar Story), Peckham
SE15 4QL