Catherine Ireton is curious. She is a theatre maker, singer and songwriter based in Brighton. In her work she explores the smallness of things and celebrates the ordinary. She specialises in intimate site-specific performances – where music plays a central part. She enjoys the mischief of blurring lines between gigs, live events, storytelling and theatre. She is interested in hidden spaces, in locked doors, secret passageways and treasurehunts. Performing mostly in intimate and unusual spaces, she aims to create music that has a direct and immediate connection with the space and the audience.
Previous collaborations include: Belle and Sebastian, God Help the Girl, Go Away Birds and Elephant. She has performed her own music in a taxidermy museum, the Usher Hall, the Union Chapel, Brighton Dome and was recently invited to Seoul, South Korea to perform Leaving Home Party.
Her latest project, In Good Hands is a small hair salon on the Ennis Road in Ballybracken where people come for the cuts and stay for the chats. This site-specific piece celebrates the rituals of hairdressing and our human need to connect & share secrets.