Soft Tissue - Created & Profermed Piece by Ella Gilbert.

Director - Jade Eriksen & Mentored by Jo Randerson.

Basement Theatre 2017

My Roll - Costume and Production Design.

A playful,bandage-wrapped creature in beige heels minces out from backstage, as though through an abbey from the Sound of Music. She has a doe-eyed look and bonnet of the Baroness and the trembling lost lamb feet of Frauline Maria. Though her costuming references that unflattering nineties favourite, the boob-tube dress, the giant piece of tubular gauze from armpit to knee is somewhere between Parnell housewife and a burns victum and considering the content - this hits the mark beautifully.

A Review of Soft Tissue by Jess Bates(The Pantograph Punch)
Trailer for Live Performance SOFT TISSUE WORLD PREMIERE created and performed by Ella Gilbert A a series of journeys, cultural missings, constructed worlds and women born out of and under the weight of expectation. A sharp, physical, hilarious and loaded encounter with a woman just trying to get it right. And failing. A ‘live’ excavation with the audience, an uncomfortable yet familiar taste in their mouths, a surprising sting in their eyes, a deep hopeful recognition of self. A reaching, a calling, a challenge. Since first developing this work in Tehran, Iran, (2016) Ella Gilbert and team bring you a refined excavation of the 'constructed realities' of female behaviour. The public and private worlds of women and how they inhabit these. Being under a microscope, being watched closely and justifying self and coulture. It is all a bit dirty and strange. And beautiful...