This summer we are developing a new show based on the children’s book ‘The Story of Mrs Lovewright and Purrless her Cat’ by Lore Segal. The process will take place in collaboration with 4 schools, a Home Ed group and local families from the Folkestone area. Parents/carers, teachers and children will have an active voice in the creation of the work through a series of workshops with the creative team in July.
In September LAStheatre will take up residency at the Folkestone Quarterhouse for a two week R&D. Our local collaborators will visit the rehearsal space to see how the project has developed and will have another opportunity to feed in to the creative process.
The Story of Mrs Lovewright and Purrless her Cat follows a widow who is lonely and wants a cat to cuddle and stroke, one that purrs and will sit on her knee. However, when the cat arrives, it doesn’t do these things. Together they struggle through their preconceived ideas of what life together should be like until they find a love that is right for both.
The book raises important issues for audiences, young and old. For adults it touches on preconceived ideas of parenthood and relationships, whilst for children it raises the important discussion of consent and personal choice.
This project is made possible by support from: