Spillage! by Stewart Taylor

Artform: Theatre

Have you ever wondered what happens when life pushes someone too far? What is the state we enter when we can no longer hold onto everything that keeps us ‘normal’?

‘SPILLAGE!’ takes us to that very place. We follow office worker Dan, as he attempts to keep up with the ever-increasing range of deadlines set by his superiors at the vast corporate enterprise L.A.P. Giles. Everything is just about fine until he spills his coffee. All over his clean white shirt. What follows is a roller-coaster journey through his inner world with all its worry, hurt and lost joy.

Yet ‘SPILLAGE!’ is liberally sprinkled with comedy, having had creative input from international art clown Jamie Wood as part of its development.

‘Lots of people have related to the humour in it and have needed the humour in it,’ says the show’s director Anna Carr, currently an associate artist at The Point, Eastleigh.

‘SPILLAGE!’ is written and performed by spoken word artist Stewart Taylor, former winner of the UK Anti-Slam and was successfully presented at Nuffield Southampton Theatres last year, prompting artistic director Sam Hodges to describe it as a ‘ terrifically original play.’