Hoarder, Jeremy Parker decides to de-clutter his house using the KonMari technique. After five years he decides he has had enough. The events that led him to hoard in the first place, the separation from his wife, is an event that is hard to re-cover from, but he has finally decided to move on.
As he reads Marie Kondo’s book and follows her advice the audience watch from the sides, sitting immersed in the bedroom he once shared with his wife, surrounded by clutter. Gradually as each layer is peeled back, the memories become more painful and old wounds reopen.
As he throws away parts of his former life and wife’s possessions, he struggles to reconcile what he has left. In her absence he must once again work out he has to live for. Getting over trauma takes courage. The courage to find something new. Something else that is worth living for. Something else that sparks joy.
A show about grief, depression, hoarding and possessions.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including Self Harm or Suicide,Alcohol Use,Abortion,Death,Mental Health
Praise for Blank Tiles:
“A theatrical triumph” ★★★★★ Edfringe Review
“Funny, clever, engaging and affecting...Incredibly moving” ★★★★★ Upside New
“A seamless balance of humour, pathos and personal expression that is also desperately clever and faultlessly executed” ★★★★★ Great Scott!
“Funny, Sad, Insightful...brilliantly executed”★★★★1⁄2 Kryztoff
“Humour tinged with sadness is rising star Dylan Cole’s bread and butter” ★★★★1⁄2 The Advertiser
“This production is incredibly hard to fault. The story is funny, heartfelt and thoroughly enjoyable with Cole at its centre delivering an incredible performance” ★★★★1⁄2 Glam Adelaide
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ Scottish Daily Mail
★★★★ This is Radelaide
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Theatre Bubble