What does it mean to be a man? NUMB morphs from live gig to poem to play to interactive theatre, telling the story of two siblings growing up together and breaking apart. A playful yet sobering reflection on male culture.
Created in support of CALM, the show is a response to the male suicide crisis in the UK, the biggest killer of men under the age of 45. NUMB is a visceral reaction to this that asks its audience to co-create a better story.
‘It was something I’d never seen affect an entire room like that'
Audience Reaction (2018 work in progress showing)
★★★★★ - ‘Unimaginably Brilliant’ - Young Perspective
(On previous work - If Mouth Could Speak)
Formed in early 2018, Sense Assembly is a powerhouse multi-arts collective creating new and brutally unique forms of storytelling.
Mixing theatre with 3D sound design, or synths and violins with spoken word, their work is radical and experimental, yet honest in its delivery.
Made up of Romanian poet-playwright Timotei Cobeanu and director-composer Michael Crean, Sense Assembly creates sensory theatrical experiences to dissect the most urgent stories of our time.
In doing so, their work has been praised as ‘truly original’ (EdFringe Review) and ‘almost obsessively detailed’ (The Scotsman), always confronting new forms and piercing new boundaries between theatre, music and words.
Following the success of Timotei Cobeanu’s ★★★★★ debut play If Mouth Could Speak (playing at The CLF Art Café late February), Sense Assembly present NUMB: a brand new piece of work that exposes and enquires into our ideas of masculinity, asking the all too haunting question of what does it mean be a man.
Winners of EFDC Creativity Award 2019
University of Essex Graduate Award Winners 2019
Praise For Previous Work
- EdFringe Review -***** - An Utter Triumph
- Young Perspective - ***** - 'Unimaginably Brilliant'
- Derek Awards - **** - 'Powerful Poetry is Back'
This is on 'If Mouth Could Speak' Written by Timotei Cobeanu, Directed by Michael Crean, Music by Michael Crean - Edinburgh Fringe 2019 - ZOO Playground (Sense Assembly debut production)
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