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Hang in there, Baby! was commissioned by and premiered at Sadler’s Wells in Autumn 2022.

In Hang in There, Baby, Watson explores our relationship with destiny, fate and decision making from the depths of a new year’s office party. With an original score by Antwerp-based sound-artist and composer Adam Vincent Clarke and an original script written by Watson, this sci-fi dark comedy marks a first in their collaboration with both original music and playwriting.

The team:

Concept and Creation: John-William Watson Performance and Co-Creation: Beth Emmerson, Nya Bardouille, Magdalena Anna Górnikiewicz & Lara Peres Rocha

Original Composition and Sound Design: Adam Vincent Clarke
Violin: Sarah Bayens
Cello: Mikko Pablo
Piano: Markiyan Popil
Lighting Design: Ryan Stafford
Set & Costume Design: John-William Watson
Rehearsal Direction & Creative Consultant: Jasmine Lily Norton
Design & Creative Consultant: Joshua Cartmell

Special thanks to Nóra Fay