Gone is a unique collaboration created in 2016 by Stone Flowers, Music Action International and Box Tale Soup. A remarkable tale of resilience, inspired by the writing, experiences and true stories of refugee torture survivors Stone Flowers, Gone is told with beautiful handmade puppetry, physical theatre and poetry, and interwoven with Stone Flowers’ original, vivid and atmospheric score.
Since its premiere in 2016 at at the Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Gone has been performed at the Heritage Centre (Macclesfield), Rich Mix (London), Mission Theatre (Bath) and Brighton Fringe Festival.
Stone Flowers have found themselves back on home ground for another performance of Gone, part of Refugee Week Festival at Home, Manchester. The performers were once again congratulated with a standing ovation and amazing feedback from the audience!
I was very moved and humbled by the performers. I really was very impressed with the work, all the art-form elements were so beautifully integrated and the genuine passion from the musicians gave it such an edge.
We loved your show. Beautiful singing and music, and the puppets added a really memorable dimension.
Puppets were extraordinary. Excellent evening all round.
So moving and memorable. Thank you all!
So important to get these stories and messages out. More please!
‘Gone’ was very rewarding in lots of ways – challenging, thought-provoking and the integration of the different performance methods was excellent.
The performance was amazing. Extremely clever and emotional. Brilliant.
I was bowled over by the performance.
We were also delighted with our 5* review from North West End:
I scan the performers’ faces and wonder what they might have been through. Their solemn faces give nothing away. It’s a privilege to see something so unique and special, and be given an understanding of [their] world. What a night, a true rare spectacle and reassuring to know that theatre is so innovative and alive in 2018, challenging ideals and invigorating minds.
The UK tour continues to Sheffield on Friday 22 June, part of Migration Matters Festival.
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