VLAD AND ME: Conversations with the Soul About Reincarnation and Other Inconveniences
Two souls. And their journey through two lives.
How many lives can a soul have?
How does it choose where it goes?
Is it for good, is it for ill?
Is it male or female?
Does it know what is going on, or not?
What music does it prefer?
How can you make it happy to be with you?
James seeks out communication with his own soul and is hunted down by Vladimir Putin’s – as he looks for the explanation of the soul’s course through time.
The soul as real, the soul as unreal. The soul as trophy, the soul as impatient lover, the soul as unreliable friend, the soul as pilgrim. An unreliable guide to the soul’s passage through eternity.
In performance with Matthew Horsley, on the Uilleann Pipes.
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK & REVIEWS
… the sheer joy, the glee in the performance. Glee is most common in three and four year olds. The most common reason for glee is: nothing. It’s rare to witness glee in someone over five years old!
It’s the wonderfully seemingly relaxed and natural singing of the ever-engrossing story, interspersed with comments to the audience, that’s so engaging. The gods are clearly conversing with you.
The mirth meant you had the audience with you when serious points were made.
So much genuine wit, so many dialogues, such a range of moods.
Smartly humorous, your metaphorical under-girdings and narrative excursions We need creative portrayals to drive home what is happening in our country and the wider world and to unite us in protest. … you interrogate all your thoughts, the groundswell ones and the ones that blow where they list, like your first soul. But the Putin soul was essential to the whole. Somewhere behind you was the Morality Play, listening to what you were.
Wonderful performance of a rainbow. I wondered how it could end, but you found a way that worked perfectly.
Such a dangerous premise … theatrical and performative risks.