Dead Line

Jo Bannon

Thu 14- Sun 17 May

Because we can’t talk to the dead but we can talk to the living…

Dead Line is a live encounter that creates a space to talk a little more openly about our fears, hopes and desires for living and dying. It is a part-installation, part-performance, for one person at a time which invites you to confront your own mortality, to ask another what you daren’t even ask yourself. A one to one encounter which will help you sleep at night.

Commissioned by In Between Time. Supported by Capacity Bristol; a Bristol City Council initiative, Parlour Showrooms and Residence. Original concept by Jo Bannon and Lucy Cassidy

Dead Line offers us the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of just being and to think about coming to a stop. Strangely this experience is immensely positive and uplifting…a privileged moment I treasure still and I hope you will too.  Helen Cole, In Between Time

Jo Bannon’s Exposure, which questions the act of looking itself, is an extraordinary 10 minutes which considers not just how we look but what we choose to look at too– Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (On Exposure)

Jo’s work is expertly edited; it is both a joy and a treasure to be given a moment which you may feel is unique to you. To fully know one’s self may be impossible, but Bannon gives us a chance to explore that possibility – ★★★★, Total Theatre

Jo Bannon is a UK based artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK and Europe including The Southbank Centre, The Barbican, In Between Time Festival, Spill Festival of Performance, Battersea Arts Centre and the National Theatre. She is an In Between Time Associate Artist and founder member of Residence.

Her work is concerned with human exchange and encounter and explores how our physical bodies experience the world around us and how this sensory experience can or cannot be conveyed.

Part of the PHPC15 Cultural Programme.


Tickets will be available to buy from Bristol Old Vic Box Office or online up until an hour before the show is due to start. Following this, tickets will be available to buy on the door (cash only) subject to availability. Please check the website for updates.

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Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
Start Date
May 14, 2015
End Date
May 17, 2015
2pm-5pm / 6pm-9pm
Running Time
20 mins
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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