15 October - 17 October
A shabby seaside hotel, a delirious Deaf man, a bad Elvis impersonator blaring from below – and a shocking revelation…
Bad Elvis is the sign-dance-theatre musical which brings forth a whole new musical theatre language.
Bad Elvis, written by Katie Hims, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and stars SDCI’s Artistic Director David Bower in the lead role of Aidan. The cast includes Cuban dancer Isolte Avila, Brazilian performer Pedro de Senna and Irina Kaplan, straight from the Actors Studio in New York.
The surprise appearance comes from Bad Elvis himself!
Bad Elvis takes place in a surreal world, a hotel lobby and function room. The audience will be part of the action as guests at a wedding which Aidan gate-crashes. David also played the brother of Hugh Grant inFour Weddings and a Funeral and now he is causing mayhem at another one!
Moira Petty from The Stage says:
“Bad Elvis lives up to the expectations that come with a Katie Hims play. This quirky and uplifting drama about families and Proustian recollections was developed with Signdance Collective for deaf actor David Bower. He is thoroughly memorable as Aidan, who gate-crashes the nuptials and converses with his disembodied mother, his performance lodging in your heart for all the right reasons.”