Over the years the company has taken inspiration from
visual starting points:
from Joseph Cornell’s ready made boxes for Claustrophobia
(04), Franz Marc’s postcards for Animal Tales
(2000) to Portuguese tiles for 3 Greek Myths from a
Lisbon laundry (2001). This show started simply
from the word BLISS – I just love the sound of
it! We then developed the story through research and
development with the actors and writer by way of Hansel
and Gretal, Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and The
Wizard of OZ; but by far the largest influence on the
piece was the artist Paul Klee.
Emma and Louis escape into BLISS - but find it hard
to run away from their past..
BLISS wouldn’t be BLISS if things never changed…
Catherine Church Artistic Director, P4