The Salvos worked on the Research and Development period of two new shows last autumn. One is Made Up funded by ACE and is our new improvised show. Long form unites the Salvo’s two primary artistic concerns; impro and storytelling and we want it to be at the forefront of what we do. We’re interested in how live music generates the most radical impro decisions. Made Up is a project in which we develop story-based impro with cutting edge musicians. Made Up will be appeared as part of The Pulse festival at The New Wolsey in Ipswich on the 7th of June.
The Irish Giant is the true tale of two remarkable men. John Hunter: a pioneering 18th-century surgeon obsessed with life, death – and abnormal bodies. And Charles Byrne: Georgian London’s biggest celebrity, an 8ft-tall Irishman. During the process we collaborated with a biomedical ethicist, and a medical historian to explore a moment in history when science and religion were on a collision course. We scratched the show in early 2011 at the BAC and again at The Capital Centre Studio in Warwick on the 27th and 28th of May 2011.