A man and a woman sit down to breakfast.
Breakfast is theatre inspired by the poetry of Jacques Prévert, driven by movement and live music. Once an underground poet of surrealist and non-conformist ideals, Prévert wrote of essential human intimacy. He is known for his arrest of love against a wider world of cynicism and corruption. Breakfast is based on the poems Alicante and Déjeuner du Matin, and explores their shifts from sheer happiness to heart-sinking loss through a couple in and out of love. It has joyous moments of heart-warming comedy and gentler moments of sadness.
Devised, choreographed and performed by Marah Stafford and Nicholas Hart, with live music by accordionist and folk singer Ben Murray.
Wilson & Hart is Marah Stafford and Nicholas Hart – actors, choreographers, and theatre makers with a shared passion for innovative, movement-based storytelling. After premiering a preview of Breakfast at VAULT 2016, we’ve since worked together to devise and curate performances in a number of different spaces, including at the Royal Academy of Arts and for multi-sensory performance company BitterSuite.
Marah Stafford trained at Goucher College, Baltimore USA, and Academia dell’ Arte, Arezzo, Italy. Theatre credits include Inside Pussy Riot (Les Enfants Terribles), Tweedleedee and Cheshire Cat in Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles, The Vaults), Dancer in Joyce and The Golden Needle (Les Enfants Terribles, Hong Kong), and Ruth in Back to The Future (Secret Cinema). Marah regularly dances for BitterSuite, and has performed with them in venues including the Royal Opera House, Royal Academy of Arts, Roundhouse, Rich Mix (London), and BAM (New York).
Nicholas Hart is an actor, puppeteer and theatre maker. He studied Collaborative and Devised Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama under the direction of Complicité Associate Director, Catherine Alexander. Theatre credits include Father Christmas (Lyric Hammersmith), the Hatter in Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles, The Vaults), Hand To God (Vaudeville, West End), puppeteering Joey in War Horse (New London Theatre, West End, and NT Live), Whit in Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre, Newbury) and Jack in SOLD (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award), which he co-devised.