Its Okay Im Dealing With It
The Hiccup Project
Thu 09 Mar 7600
Cristina and Chess have both experienced smashing their two front teeth. It affected them, and it got them thinking. In a culture preoccupied with keeping a stiff upper lip and for everything to always be fine: how do we deal with difficult things? What happens if we dont want to deal with them? Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry and sometimes we try our best to distract ourselves. But dont worry: its okay, were dealing with it.
After a sell out run at Brighton Fringe 2016 and a sell out in Brighton Festival 2017, Its Okay, Im Dealing With It asks what we do when things arent okay. Through their multi award-winning combination of dance, comedy, chat and song, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams unravel their own struggles and vulnerabilities and try to piece together how to cope with them.
The Hiccup Project is a Brighton-based comedy dance/theatre duo with a humorous and gritty take on real-life experience. They create engaging, innovative and accessible work.
‘Comparable to French and Saunders… the work defies theatrical convention in every sense’ ????
????? Physical comedy and dance are stupendous companions when they work and Chess and Cristina have the energy and the intelligence to make it work here. Their dance is skilled, their timing is spot-on, and their comedy is hilarious.
Genre-splatting, refreshing, inventive
Theatre and dance that hurls custard pies at convention. Outstanding.
I think all the best work begins with our deeply personal experiences. The Hiccup Project instinctively dig into that place and find both a richly comic and authentically physical world there.
BEN DUKE, LOST DOG DANCE
???? ‘The Hiccup Projects unique way of looking at things has struck a chord with audiences far and wide, a reflection of being able to address the unsayable with humour, sensitivity and consummate skill…there are few artists that can pull off what they do.’
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL
???? ‘They are clearly both accomplished and sincere performers, and you get a sense of the real bond between the two throughout the piece…There are songs, dance, expressive physical theatre and some excellent clowning.’
STAGE TALK MAGAZINE