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Bourgeois & Maurice

Bourgeois & Maurice

HOME ANNOUNCES FIRST T1 COMMISSION WITH AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COMEDY-CABARET ACT BOURGEOIS & MAURICE

This year, HOME turns up the volume on its talent development programme, with the launch of a new, distinctive and pioneering project, the T1 Commission. Following a nationwide call out, over 100 applications and a two-month selection process, HOME is delighted to announce London’s energetic musical duo, Bourgeois & Maurice, George Heyworth and Liv Morris, as its first T1 Commission.

With generous support from the Foyle Foundation, the T1 Commission provides an unrivalled opportunity for mid-career theatre makers to work with HOME, to create for the first time a new piece of work to be presented on HOME’s Theatre 1 stage in Spring 2019.

The unique commission includes a bespoke two-year residency with training, shadowing opportunities, practical R&D and mentoring from HOME’s creative team alongside international industry professionals.

Bourgeois & Maurice are a musical duo with style as sharp as their wit. They began their career working in the bars and clubs of London, and cutting their teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, before moving into performing regularly at Soho Theatre and touring the UK and abroad.

Part cabaret, part theatre, part catwalk freak show, their music explores the mundane absurdity of modern life and wraps it up neatly in a catchy pop hook. Armed with acid wit, a piano and several inches of make-up, the pair are innovative, provocative and irresistible.

Bourgeois & Maurice have been widely critically-acclaimed, deemed as a dynamic and debauched ‘must-see’. They first performed at HOME in December with the well-received Christmas cabaret Yule Be Sorry, and will return to HOME as part of its Orbit Festival in September 2017.

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Published: 7-Jun-2017

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