This is my new show...
'Beautifully pitched ode to nostalgia & memory, theatrically staged round a slide show and superb song cycle. Funny, touching & ultimately life affirming. You leave with a tear in your eye, but a skip in your step!'
- John Luther, Artistic Director, South Street Arts Centre, Reading
'Tom Adam’s new show Still Score explores how we relate to each other through found images, songs and comedy. It’s a funny, moving and surprisingly tender gem of a show.'
- Claire Symonds, Studio Programmer/Producer, The Lowry, Salford
'A carousel of real and imagained stories is skilfully interwoven with episodes from Tom's own life to create a unique and spellbinding piece of theatre, directed with a sure and deft hand by Laura Mugridge. Tom is a gifted storyteller and musician and his affection for his material shines through.'
- Michelle Owoo, Associate Producer, Omnibus Clapham Theatre
'I remember being 5 years old and drinking a carton of Five Alive juice drink and saying to myself, 'I am 5 and I am alive'.
Now I am 33 and on the harder stuff...Um Bongo.'
In February 2013, Tom bought a slide projector and 500 slides from eBay. The slides were of people he did not know but he could not help asking, what is their story?
Songwriter and theatre maker Tom Adams performs a live soundtrack of music, comedy and stories to these images in a gentle exploration of mortality. He also searches through images of his own life, placing them side by side with the strangers, wondering if his memories will, one day, be just a slide sold on eBay.
Still Score is inspired by silent film accompanists in form as it places the image centre stage and allows the music and sound to wash over the audience, inviting them to enjoy the still image, making up their own story.
Here are the tour dates:
Monday 10th March, 8.30pm, £12/£10
Camden People's Theatre as part of SPRINT 2014
Monday 14th April, 7.30pm, £7.50
Omnibus Clapham Theatre
Songwriter and Composer
Photographs by www.barrylewisphotography.com