put your sweet hand in mine
“…a reminder that love makes you fly and fall, and can be tempestuous.
Or as quiet and fragile as a bird in your hand.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Field and Brand cradle their audience within the piece, making any discomfort productive
rather than distressing. And the show they have crafted is playful as well as reflective,
setting us at ease with gentle humour.”
Catherine Love, Exeunt Magazine
“…gently makes all the stuff that comes with Valentine’s Day seem like total bullshit.”
Daisy Bowie-Sell, Time Out
put your sweet hand in mine is an intimate show made in collaboration with Andy Field. It is a show about love. It is a show about candlelight and longing and catching the eye of a stranger unexpectedly in the theatre or on a train. It is a show about romance. But it is also a show about landscapes and power cuts and power ballads, about thunderstorms and wildly flocking birds.
We invite you to imagine being in love, and all the many different meanings that might have. We invite you to imagine yourself in Paris. We invite you to imagine yourself looking up and unexpectedly catching the eye of the person sitting opposite you.
put your sweet hand in mine premiered at Battersea Arts Centre in February 2014, followed by a national tour. Previous tour dates are here.
Written and performed by Andy Field and Ira Brand
Dramaturgy by James Stenhouse
Produced by Beckie Darlington