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89% and rising
October - December 2008

Mark C. Hewitt was one of a company of five performers in 1157’s 89% and Rising. The piece challenged ignorance amongst young people about HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted disease, presented as a surreal Q&A panel game for teenage and adult audiences. Experimental, hard-hitting, politically incorrect and provocatively absurd, the piece was performed by Matthew Scott (The Moderator), Kathryn McGarr (no.1), Adam Milford (no.2), Mark C. Hewitt (no.3), Clare Davies (no.4) with a random or selected member of the audience (no.5).

Devised and directed by Matthew Scott and Jo Dagless.

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Performance dates 2008
9 October:
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, Berkshire
10 - 12 November: The Bank, 57 - 59 Broadway, Bracknell, Berkshire
3 December: The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5QE
12 December: Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

School/college performances
21 October: Highdown School, Emmer Green, Reading
26 November: North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
9 - 12 December: 1157 residency at City College of Westminster / Cockpit Theatre


Photos © Jo Dagless, 2008