Isobel Hughes trained as an actor, her sister Anna, as a musician. They have come together during lockdown to create a unique piece of musical storytelling, A Place to Fall to Pieces, a merging of folk music and tales, spoken word, original composition and text, in an attempt to bring back the magic they used to be certain of.
You are on an island. And it is sinking. It is not a metaphor, nor is it a dream. It is the end. But how can you drown, when you haven’t a place to lay your bones? And when you don’t know where it is, how can anyone bring you home? A Place to Fall to Pieces is a search for roots, a lyrical journey, a love letter to the places we have been but never been from.
Inspired by current folk revival and conservation movements, their own form of rewilding comes from digging up forgotten stories and using them to spin adjacent worlds where music and language are interchangeable. The sisters have explored magic, memory and earth, with the result being a musical quest for the meaning of Home.
Artistic Director of the Space, Adam Hemming, says, “Isobel and Anna closed our season launch night with a beautiful, mesmerising piece from the show and their trailer is equally hypnotic. Their work is certainly a tonic to the horrors of the world we’re in right now and it will resonate strongly with anyone who has wondered where they belong.”
A Place to Fall to Pieces streams 12th and 13th February, 7:30pm.
View the trailer and find more information for A Place to Fall to Pieces at https://space.org.uk/event/a-place-to-fall-to-pieces-livestream/