Punching The Sky

Punching The Sky

a new play about Porn, Parenting and Pressure 

How a deeply personal conversation about online pornography between an 11 year old boy and his mother went global.

written, co-produced and performed by Lizi Patch

co-produced and directed by Mark Hollander.

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INTERVIEW WITH FEMALE FIRST

 REACTIONS TO THE PLAY: SOHO THEATRE’S STORIFY

“No one is indifferent to the subject of pornography. Debate veers between total libertarianism and some kind of fundamentalism that would ban all things.”

 

as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival

A Nation's Theatre Festival

PUNCHING THE SKY TRAILER

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REVIEWS AND AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

I turned to my clearly captivated 13 year old son at the end of the play and he said…”That’s about me isn’t it?” And there you have its appeal…’It’s about me and you and everyone in-between’ I replied. 

Audience Member, Harrogate Theatre Studio. 

Punching The Sky combines live performance with animation and an original score and explores the complexities of our relationship with online pornography, the dangers and redemptive qualities of the internet, and the contradictory nature of our feelings about sex, censorship and parenthood.

“The trauma inherent in the subject matter is addressed with a perfectly pitched amount of humour and smart delivery. At a time when internet censorship, monitoring and surveillance are daily headline news, this vital piece of work is more relevant than ever”.

Porl Cooper: Slunglow, Punching The Sky R&D Partner. 

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After two ACE funded development periods with partners the Lowry, Live Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Punching The Sky was awarded a 3rd Grants for The Arts award for a Northern Tour to Live Theatre (Gateshead), The Lowry (Salford), Derby Studio, Harrogate Studio, Cast (Doncaster), Hull Truck, Square Chapel (Halifax), Barnsley Civic, Carriageworks and Seven Arts (Leeds).

The 2016 tour finished with a week long run at Soho Theatre, London  apart of A Nation’s Theatre Festival. 


CREATIVE TEAM 

past and present

Writer/Performer: Lizi Patch

Co Producer/Director: Mark Hollander

Designer: Scott Thompson

Animation:James Taylor and Nick Lewis at Arcus Studios

Music and Sound Design for the Tour: Aron Kyne, Alex Turner.

Music and Sound Design for R&D: Rich Huxley & James Hamilton.

Actors for Spring Tour: Lizi Patch, Milton Lopes, Emily Dowson.

Actors for Soho: Lizi Patch, Rob Ward, Emily Dowson.

R&D actors: Ben Burmann, Daniel McCann, Wesley Thomas, Rob Ward, Rebecca Jenkins and Paul Fox.


Partner Venues:Live Theatre, Gateshead; The Lowry, Salford; The Hub, Leeds; Theatre in The Mill, Bradford.


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One of our animations for Punching The Sky,  by James Taylor, Arcus Studios, Gateshead.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PUNCHING THE SKY CONTACT lizi@lizipatch.co.uk.