SHASHA & TAYLOR PRODUCTIONS
EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW
“I’m not just an object. I’ve made a choice. To be here, to be tied, and… not to deny my sexuality.”
An art curator discovers that her daughter has amassed over 50,000 followers by posting semi-naked images of
herself on Instagram. Is this freedom of expression or exploitation and what is the difffference? When does art become
pornography and vice versa? How does a mother protect her daughter and when does protection become control?
Set against a backdrop of shifting generational attitudes to empowerment, feminism and sexuality and fusing theatre
and aerial work with the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage - shibari, Fringe First and Broadway World winning
Everything I See I Swallow is a fascinating exploration of epic themes in an intimate setting.
Written and performed by Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor
Devised by Tamsin Shasha, Maisy Taylor and Helen Tennison
Directed by Helen Tennison
Produced by Tamsin Shasha in association with aod
Sound composition and design by Matt Eaton
Lighting by Charlotte McClelland
Design by Helen Coyston
Technical Manager Dave Wimpenny
Associate Director and Videographer Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Dramaturgy Rishi Trikha
Aerial Outside Eye Tamzen Moulding
Voice Coach Annie Morrison
General Manager Megan Rogers
I remember the first conversation that Tamsin and I had about this project. We were sitting in an alcove at The British
Library, notepads open on blank pages in front of us, uncertain. When the topic of sexuality came up, I sat up. I’d
been working in strip clubs and as a nude art model for some years, and have always had a fascination with sexuality
and how it has changed through the ages. The way that we were speaking about it felt important. Tamsin’s
perspective and experience breathed life in to something that I had been thinking about for a long time.
Since then, the work has felt sentient. It’s kept us up at night, made us dance and laugh and cry. It has been an
absolute honour to create. We hope you enjoy it. - Maisy Taylor
With thanks to
The Lowry, Arts Council England and Caterham School for your support. Actors of Dionysus, for supporting our
Associate Director’s Programme and offffering producing support. Anna Bones and Fred Hatt at Anatomie Studio for
your teaching support, rope loan and lovely new rehearsal space. Kelly and Ben at Teardrop Circus for the rope loan.
Florence Ellis, The Other Richard, Sean Longmore, Claire Clifton-Coles and Ambar Dandrea for your excellent pics.
SFP Communications LTD for getting the show out there. Kim Garbett and Sean Longmore for your impeccable
design skills. Our valued supporters who have contributed to the show. Our creative team for being simply wonderful.
Everyone who has had a hand in helping the show come together, we are so grateful!
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