Performance #16

Girl in Suitcase: Equinox

20 March 2018

At The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby, London for Telegraph Hill Festival 2015.

For this performance I reinvented myself as ‘Lady Summerisle’, inviting outsiders to my remote island in southeast London to welcome the arrival of spring.

I will open my heart and melt your mind! With the turning of the season and the shedding of a skin, we let go of old ways and usher in the new.

This was a celebration of the Equinox with music – created by, and with, Sarah Kent – and life drawing, featuring Cy Wol as Roland Penrose, and Steve Ritter as Lord Summerisle.

Ten years in the life room, frozen in motion – poses extracted from my history. In calling time on agonising postures and outdated attitudes, I will measure your reactions to my truth.

This was a model’s reflection on life as an artists’ muse, interspersed with ancient rites.

Before the night is over, we will look for the audience members to help us construct a very special Wicker Person.

The audience was encouraged to bring an open mind and a willing spirit!

The show was staged at The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby as part of the 2018 Telegraph Hill Festival.

You can read more about the performance of this play in Steve’s 2018 blog, ‘Girl in Suitcase, Telegraph Hill Festival 2018‘.



Recording of the live performance (57 minutes).

Video recorded and edited by Lidia Lidia.

This video is free to access but if you would like to make a donation towards my work as an artist, it would be highly appreciated as the performance was entirely self-funded –



Photos of the live performance, by Judit Prieto.



Drawings made by audience members during the performance.



Promo flyer for the performance.

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