Mabel and Mickey

What happens when you try to speak in someone else’s voice, but they’re not done talking?

Kit has written a show about Mabel Normand, one of the most notorious movie stars of early Hollywood, and the real cold murder case that threatened to swallow her legacy. But there are pigeons cooing in the walls of the theatre, and she keeps getting calls about a strange woman in her flat. The debut solo show by poet Kit Finnie (Barbican Young Poet, former Roundhouse Resident Artist, member of Roundhouse Poetry Collective and Spit The Atom) is a ghost story for a new generation, and a fresh response to the ongoing crisis of an industry reluctant to examine its legacy. Co-directed and co-produced by Lily Taylor and Frances Bell.

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A Show about Trains

A Show About Trains is a show about trains.

Poet Kit Finnie grew up in a rural Lincolnshire market town. Travel was restricted to where your dad could be bothered to drive you, and she didn’t go anywhere alone (further than the shop) until she was eighteen.

In A Show About Trains, she explores the impact of lack of travel on herself, her town, the nation and the world at large, asking why, in an age of borders, Brexit and absurd ticket prices, there still isn’t a rail station in North Thoresby.

A Show About Trains is a story about local history, local politics, local prejudices, and whether it’s possible to ever really leave the place you grow up.

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