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­St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
Theatre Damfino

­Written and Performed by Tristan Sturrock
Directed by Katy Carmichael

APRIL 16 – MAY 5, 201­3

Tickets start at $20 for Members and $25 for the General P­ublic.

Mayday Mayday runs 70 minutes with no interm­ission. ­

Mayday Mayday illuminates vividly how resilient the mind and body can be, when the spirit never flags. Tristan Sturrock is a lively raconteur, and moves with nimble gracefulness around the stage, animating the story with the sheer warmth of his presence.” Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

ARTFULLY CRAFTED. If you like beautiful staging and good storytelling, then Mayday Mayday is for y­ou. Sturrock’s virtuosity as a performer blends perfectly with the wonderful staging.”  ­Bess Rowen, Huffington Post

REFRESHINGLY HUMAN. Tristan Sturrock, the dashing British actor who stole our hearts in Kneehigh Theatre’s magnificent Brief Encounter, is one remarkably limber fellow. In his stark yet funny one-man show Mayday Mayday, the jaguar-like Sturrock contorts his body continually across the wide open stage at St. Ann’s Warehouse.” Jason Clark, Entertainment Weekly

SUPERB. A scary but heartwarming tale that reminds us, as he says, ‘how fragile we all are.’ By the time the show’s over, you feel grateful to be able to leave your seat and walk home.”
Frank Scheck, New York Post

"ABSORBING. Tristan Sturrock is ridiculously lithe and charming." Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice

­­­­­mayday_300x250_LoopFadeIn the final hours of April 2004, Tristan Sturrock, Kneehigh’s leading man from Brief Encou­nter, joined the May Day festivities­ in Cornwall to celebrate the coming of spring.  A buoyant father-to-be, his life changed in a moment that night… He fell off a wall. It nearly killed him.

Instantly engaging, when Tristan walks on stage, his lyrical presence defies his assertion that this story is both his and true.  However, Mayday Mayday is “life affirming theatre at its very very best…” (The Cornishman). Tristan takes us through his solo tale of recovery with great wit, a few props and grand operatic flourishes. Mayday Mayday is a love letter to Tristan’s life and the people who saved it. ­

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Voices On Talkback Conversation
Join us after the performance on Wednesday, April 24 for a talkback with Tristan and his surgeon, Dr. Tim Germon, moderated by Artistic Director Susan Feldman. All 4/24 attendees are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If you do not have tickets for 4/24 but would like to attend, please contact Marilynn at 718.834.8794 x 17 or MARILYNN@STANNSWAREHOUSE.ORG.

Dr. Tim Germon has been a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at Derriford Hospital since 2001. Much of his work focuses on minimally invasive (key hole) spinal surgery as well as reconstructive spinal surgery (trauma and cancer). His current research interests include causes and management of back pain and measuring outcomes from spinal surgery.


Pre-Show Insider Circle Dinner at Hillside & Show
Wednesday, April 24

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 Photo by Paul Blakemore




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