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Happy Hour

Wendy Houstoun

© Chris Nash
2001 – 2009

A foaming pint of movement and text reveal the state of bitter England, all from the mouth of a barmaid on a bender.

As the night wears on and the drink takes hold, bar stool philosophy turns to bar floor desperation. Both disturbing and funny, Happy Hour is a piece about drinking and what happens in a bar.

“A maverick to the tip of her toes, [Houstoun] seems to reinvent herself for each new work…it’s daringly brilliant.”

The Independent

Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour.

Commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space and developed with Tim Etchells.

© Chris Nash