Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour.
Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck.
Neither expected to fall in love.
But once they did, they just kept on falling.
Inspired by the true story of the 'Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America, Hummingbird is dark, compelling physical theatre.
Award-winning, Lecoq-trained Tooth+Nail blend acrobatics and action with a striking visual style and a nostalgic 1950s soundtrack to tell a deviously touching tale of love and murder.
★★★★ - ‘A sepia-toned doomed romance…Immaculate.’ - The Scotsman
★★★★ - ‘Cleverly atmospheric, knowingly ‘noir’. - The Herald
★★★★ - ‘A truly beautiful, haunting story that blurs the line between right and wrong, and will question your empathy.’ - The Australia Times
★★★★ - ‘A deft creation, with the elements of theatre and movement beautifully interwoven.’ - The West Australian
WINNER: Creative Award, Prague Fringe 2017
FINALIST: Dance & Physical Theatre Award, FringeWorld 2017
Tooth+Nail is an international, multi-award-winning physical theatre company. The company trained at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and tell original, devised stories which combine humour and darkness in a visually rich and highly physical style.
Running time: 55 mins ; no interval
Age guideline: 12+
Concessions: Senior Citizen / Student / Under 16 / Unwaged