difficult|stage was formed in 2013 by Katy Owen, François Pandolfo and Ben Tyreman with the sole purpose of making good adult theatre from anything that excites and inspires them. Their desire is to create distinctive and exciting work, sometimes by revisiting existing or neglected works of literature in order to breathe new life into them, at other times starting from scratch, using vibrant new writing to create entirely original material. The bottom line is an ambition to create unpredictable, uncompromising and unique audience experiences with every performance. The World Of Work is difficult|stage’s inaugural piece playing at Chapter this spring and hopes to firmly stamp this new company’s mark on the Cardiff theatre scene.
Projects I’m working on:
The World of Work
CHAPTER 18-22 March, 8pm
For ticket enquires: 02920 334400 or chapter.org
“Dark, naughty and painfully well-observed…I laughed harder than I have for years in the theatre…Powerful and arresting in the giggly extreme, I am a huge fan.” Emma Rice (Artistic Director, KneeHigh)
It’s Katy’s Birthday! Please join us for drinks, nibbles and awkward silences.
Blow the horn,
Bang the drum,
It’s not a party until you come!
“Funny as F**k. Laughed all the way through” Audience Member
The World of Work is about being alive and never having done the doing.
Inspired by ‘living’; getting up every day, talking to the cat, awaiting a visitor, receiving letters of rejection and slowly losing the will to live, providing an acute commentary on modern relationships, career paths and coping with a seemingly invisible social hierarchy. This darkly comic and absurdist piece scrutinises feelings of inadequacy and questions how we measure success in the modern world…