Nikki Sved, Artistic Director of Theatre Alibi, talks about Fish Eye – a tale of nosiness gone wild.
Can you tell us a little about Fish Eye?
Fish Eye is about a one woman mission to discover the whereabouts of a stolen sideboard. Pam justifies extreme measures with her deep suspicions of her neighbours. When she knits surveillance cameras into hand-knitted toys and plants them in her neighbours’ houses she discovers that things are even worse than she initially suspected…
What was the inspiration behind this production?
Daniel Jamieson, the writer, was alarmed by the notion of the Snooper’s Charter which gives the government access to a huge amount of our data. All our emails,
our search history – it’s all at their disposal. He wanted to explore whether it’s possible to find the truth amidst all the information, and whether it’s worth losing our privacy over.
Theatre Alibi has been producing theatre for 35 years – what do you find most exciting about the south west theatre scene?
There are a lot of great storytellers in the South West; Kneehigh and Travelling Light to name but a few. There’s a strong culture of Theatre Making, with work that is created in a collaborative way using all that theatre has to offer from puppetry to music to film; all the means we have at our fingertips to tell a good story.
Fish Eye is in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse on Saturday 18 February as part of Theatre Fest West. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit www.salisburyplayhouse.com.
Production photos by Steve Tanner