Dizzy O’Dare


RISE wanders into a twilight world of show business, where lovers meet against a dream-like backdrop of song, circus, cabaret and the silver screen.

Combining tightwire, live music, theatre and Dizzy O’Dare’s surreal, eclectic style, Rise is a voyeuristic journey woven through with rich and romantic imagery, a poignant series of vignettes about the complexity of relationships- beautiful, tragic, and hilarious, delivering a delightful blend of comedy and pathos.

Rise is presented by The Coasters Touring Network and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery   through Arts Council England.

Directed by Emma Williams - additional material devised with Flick Ferdinando

Seeded by House Theatre and produced by SeaChange Arts.


Indoor show

Rise has been performed at :

Pavillion Theatre, Worthing                        www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Jacksons Lane, London                               www.jacksonslane.org.uk  

The Quarterhouse, Folkstone                      www.quarterhouse.co.uk

Tropicana, Weston-Super-Mare                  www.thetheatreorchard.org.uk

The Brook Theatre, Chatham, Kent            www.medwayticketslive.co.uk

The Drill House, Great Yarmouth             www.seachangearts.co.uk

Circomedia, Bristol                                    

St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouht           

Tara Arts, London                                       

“… an unexpected touching show,

very funny and moving”

Fiona Matthews, Executive Director, Theatre Orchard

“I loved its inventiveness, skill and humour, plus some very tech-savvy projection work.

It’s a moving and poignant piece which would go down well with any audience”

Adrian Berry, Artistic Director - Jacksons Lane

“I have been thinking about some of the scenes in this show for a very long time,

a great piece of performance art”

Verne Sanderson – Programmer, Brook Theatre

“life-affirming and ridiculous, awe-inspiring and shocking, beautiful and laugh-out loud-able”

Audience, Tropicana, Weston-Super-Mare


“Whimsical, amusing, unexpected and clever. Lovely chemistry between the two performers. The story of a relationship. Falling in love, enjoying each other, taken each other for granted, discovering each other all over again. A story full of hope and laugh out loud subtle humour throughout. Recommended."

Audience, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Summer of Circus