Heads Bodies Legs (later became The Man Who) was the debut play from the company. An absurd comic thriller set in a sinister private hospital, combined an eerie soundscape, embedded animation and live theatre to create a narrative driven surrealist spectacle.

“The play’s meditations on the sense of the self are resonant and have definite depth, with a number of the images lodging themselves in the brain, obstinately refusing to budge even days after the performance.”

-Litro

Peter, a patient unable to afford the fees for his treatment at a sinister private hospital, forfeits his soul in lieu of payment, and so embarks on a quest to recover it from the elusive chief doctor, Dr S. He soon becomes embroiled in a surreal bureaucratic nightmare, and encounters a string of strange and progressively more demented characters who are both the staff and patients at the hospital, among them a wildly pedantic nurse, a member of a secret vigilante sect, and two lovers happily without souls, whose feelings are tamed, measured and modified in a sequence of weird and violent operations.

“Deliriously entertaining… a heady mix of eerily nightmarish mood, black humour and unpredictability, Heads Bodies Legs firmly asserts the collective talent of its cast and crew…” 

Litro Magazine

“Each of the six actors displayed moments of genius in a generously proportioned ensemble piece… thought-provoking and compelling… I was transfixed and delighted by this unusual work…”
Remotegoat

“Sewn together tightly… unique and inventive… this show offers so much more than it says on the tin!”
FringeReview

“Tense and hysterical… we could not help but laugh with delight…”
A Younger Theatre

Cast & Crew

Director: Ray Malone
Writer: Ezra Elia

John : Giles Coram
Dr S : Carolin Ott
Dr M : Lee Ravitz
The Nurse : Eleanor Jones

Sean: Damien Hughes
Louise: Clare Buckingham

Animation: Linda Toigo, Sally Stevens, Rebecca Hendin
Costume and Set Design: Hannah Wood

Video: Tom O’Dwyer