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Mark Storor: The Barometer of My Heart

Everton FC Community Foundation. Photo by Stephen King.

8.30pm. £18.50 / £12.50 concessions. Contains nudity. Find directions and map to the venue here. This a promenade performance and so audiences will be on their feet for much of the time. Please let us know if you have any access requirements. Duration: around 95 minutes.

“Storor is a genius at excavating lived experience and showing it as staged metaphor”
Feature by Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“A disturbing and raw exploration of masculinity, potency and its constant companion, impotency”
Review by Louisa Dunnigan, Erotic Review (warning: spoilers)

“I have never seen anything like this, and probably won’t ever do again”
Review by Steph Watkins, A Younger Theatre (warning: spoliers)

A shy young man, a natural goalkeeper, throws himself into the air.
A man, a dad of middle age, dances a marathon.
Two soldiers attempt to make sense. Faded Glory lies inert.
Unheard in the dark another man harms himself.
“Okey cokey, you can get dressed now.”

Through creative workshops with men in religious, military, sports and corporate settings, and research with men attending erectile dysfunction clinics*, Mark Storor has carved out a distinctive space for men to talk freely.

Inspired by real conversations with these men, public performances will bring experiences previously kept in the shadows into the light.

Made in collaboration with an international company of artists and participants, The Barometer of My Heart explores the rich diversity of male experience. Carnivalesque, primitive and tender: still and moving image, music and animation, live performance, science and sound combine to create an intimate reimagining of masculinity today.

Produced by Anna Ledgard in association with Artsadmin. Made in collaboration with Everton FC Community Foundation, FACT Veterans in Practice Group, Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre and St. George’s Hospital, Tooting. Funded by Wellcome Trust and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

*40% of men over 40 will experience erectile dysfunction during their lives. Erectile dysfunction is an indicator of cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease and stroke. It is also the unspoken root of anxiety, stress and depression. 


Date and time

15 September – 4 October 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre
40 Liberty Bridge Rd,
East Village,
E20 1AS
(nr Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)