it’s not the sea to drink

Cat Winter

Fri 17th Feb - Sat 18th Feb
23:00,22:30 (
45 mins)
Performance Art Live Art & Installations
Clowning / LGBTQIA+ Voices / Solo Show
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: Pit
Age Guidance: 12+

it’s not the sea to drink is a one-person hyper-pop extended technique opera using a combination of mistranslated and failed idioms and an eruption of anxieties about being watched. It follows one character as they try to stop the sun from setting. The show is a space for the disorganised and those who find this system of time too constricting.

We are becoming, shedding skin, losing hair, transforming and being transformed, but what happens to the things we lose, the selves left behind? It’s not the sea to drink follows a character as they try to stop this process of change, failing the whole time in a part clown part robot Britney Spears manner. With a hyper pop backing track – the show is a celebration of failure and not fitting into this over-productive time.


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Fri 17th Feb
The Vaults
Leake Street
Sat 18th Feb
The Vaults
Leake Street

Cat Winter

Cat Winter (she/her) is a performance artist exploring states of transition and mechanisms for survival in End Times. Interested in experimenting with form, Cat is asking; why are we not bored by seeing someone repeat themselves for 45 minutes? Her performance touches on clowning, failure and slippages of language. Oh no! Cat’s forgotten the word... forgotten how to write a bio. This piece was originally made for the Goldsmiths MA Performance Making final show. Previous performance venues include The Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Bristol Beacon.

Alex McKenzie (they/them), co-composer,. Alex is a musician, performer, improviser, and DJ, working primarily as a part of the groups caroline (Rough Trade), Gentle Stranger (PRAH), and Shovel Dance Collective. They are a multi instrumentalist, primarily working with woodwind, guitars, and electronics. They have worked with artists including Metronomy, Goat Girl, Piglet, Porridge Radio, Naima Bock, Martha Skye Murphy and Juan Wauters. They have recent performances taking place at venues such as the Somerset House, Southbank Centre, Cafe Oto, and King’s Place. They have shown work at Tate Modern, Southwark Park, IMT, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and Kunsthal Aarhus.

Ella Kennedy (she/her), producer, is a performance artist and producer. She has made and produced work for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival and worked for Donmar Warehouse.

Ryan Morgan (he/him), dramaturge, is a theatre maker, composer and performer. He has co-directed and designed operettas for University of Birmingham G&S and submissions for National Theatre’s Connections Festival. His recent work will be premiered by the Birmingham Opera Company.

Press & Reviews

“A visually striking figure, and visually punkish universe as if they were themselves are startled not only at its weirdness, but also at having to present themselves to an audience.” Dafni Louzioti

Cast & Creative Team Performer: CAT WINTER
Writer & Director: CAT WINTER
Dramaturg: RYAN MORGAN


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