In the Vice Like Grip Of It


You are watching a woman through the wall of her home.

Her voice is caught by the microphone in her smart phone and amplified to you. She opens her laptop and an image of her face flickers across the room. You watch her type: 'I think I'm being watched...'

What happens to the relationship between citizens and the state when you know you’re being watched? What does it feel like to be looked at, and why are we all ok with it?


Director: Olivia Furber

Writer: Jo Tyabji & Olivia Furber

Cast: Jo Tyabji & Leigh Kelly

Set & Video Designer: Cate Blanchard

Sound Design: Tom Slater

An ivo theatre project. Devised by the company.

UK Tour in January and February 2016 with the support of Routes North (The Lowry, ARC Stockton & Theatre in the Mill) and Arts Council England. Initial development through the North East Artist Development Network.