Jabba: To talk rapidly, unintelligibly, or idly (verb) Rapid or babbling talk (noun).
What do Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark, Edward Lear’s poetry, Finnegans Wake, Dr Seuss, Ogden Nash, Vogon Poetry (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Christopher Isherwood’s Poems Past and Present and the poems of Mervyn Peake all have in common? The answer…nonsense! Exploring the idea of nonsense theatricallym incorporating some of these texts as starting points, the cast used the idea of language as nonsense and the various ways in which one can communicate through nonsense…including creating our own nonsense language. The project included exploring nonsense and communication through music: singing, choral effects, conversations with instruments and between live and electronic music.
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Charlie Joachim- Farrow