After the success of Nosferatu (2015) and Medusa (2017), award-winning storytellers and theatre makers, Proper Job Theatre Company embark on their final venture in their Monster Trilogy.
In a world of filters and avatars, body shaming and airbrushing, the images we project aren’t always what they seem. Taking inspiration from the myth of Narcissus and Echo, Wilde’s Dorian Gray and the folklore of changeling children, Proper Job and Helen Mort explore the monsters we imagine and the monsters we become. An examination of identity, body dysmorphia and echo chamber of social media, Changelings follows five strangers caught up by their own reflections.
Obsessed and troubled by images, questing for recognition, their lives begin to overlap. A modern myth with a dark heart, Changelings tells the story of people who cannot find themselves and people who don’t like what they find, men and women who fear they’ve lost their identity, subtle as the child stolen by fairies in the original changeling tale The black mirror is gradually getting darker and darker…We are all a modern day Narcissus reaching into our own pool, but our pools are in our pocket, one click away.