A sparkling and entertaining show of poetry, music and badinage. Rated unmissable by Edinburgh Fringe critics, this unusual and exciting mix has delighted audiences across the UK and abroad. Presented in association with Carn to Cove. Tickets £7/£6
Following his tour de force, Paradise Lost, Ben Duke’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. They didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.
Well they lived at least. Now 40ish, at least one of them in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love.
“Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy.”……..The Guardian “Squirmingly funny and no less heartbreaking.”…The Times “Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy.”…..The Independent
Taken from David Lane’s review:
“I had the joy of seeing this last night at Déda in Derby. I’m so glad I did, as it’s wonderful!”
“This is really a piece of theatre inter-laced with dance. There’s lots of dialogue, much of which is very funny – the audience was laughing out loud at times. At others times it’s incredibly sad. The beauty of the show is the tenderness and connection between the 2 characters, and the parallels and contrasts with Shakespeare’s star cross’d lovers. You’ll find yourself thinking about your own relationships too. The show definitely respects the original story while embracing some of its silliness – there’s honesty and authenticity in this performance. The choice of music is so apposite. It’s music with baggage, which will trigger memories in the audience, and it underpins the dance beautifully. Juliet & Romeo should appeal to a wide audience spectrum: theatre lovers, Shakespeare buffs, dance enthusiasts, and to anyone who has ever loved!”
“I asked some of the audience for their reactions to Juliet & Romeo last night. Those who helped me were overwhelmingly positive – here are some quotes:”
- “The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen”
- “Equally funny, and beautiful, and moving, and touching – I cried lots at the end”.
- “It’s absolutely blown me way – it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen!”
- “Everyone’s heard of Romeo & Juliet, but this is a great concept – a really,really clever idea delivered beyond my wildest expectations.
- “This is an amazing blend of the very small ups and downs of a domestic relationship, mixed with the history of Romeo & Juliet, and then some beautiful dance which tells a very powerful story”.
- “I definitely want to see this again” (several people said that)
In association with Carn to Cove Tickets £10, £8Book Online
A superlative mystery comedy thriller set in a bird hide on the Suffolk marshes. Following his superb performance of Under Milk Wood last year, Guy Masterson returns in a two hander with Ronnie Toms. Tim Whitnall’s play is a wrought, taut, exquisitely balanced black comedy that keeps the viewer glued to the seat until the final full stop.
A multiple five star reviewed show at the Edinburgh festival 2009
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
Leviathan is the critically acclaimed work by award winning Cornish choreographer James Wilton.
Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining.
Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.
Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.
Featuring a cast of six, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, Leviathan will have you on the edge of your seat.
It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.
Leviathan is man versus nature; be careful what you fish for.
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from 01326 341353 or online via www.tolmencentre.co.ukBook Online
‘Tales from the Trees’ is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy, with a theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.
Listen! The trees have tales to tell. Meet some friendly forest creatures and encounter crazy characters from folklore and fairy tales!…
Tickets £5, Children £2.50, Family £12Book Online
Somewhere in middle England four unlikely teenagers are preparing for judgment day with ladders, Elvis and Forest Fruits squash.Stokely’s annual talent competition is nigh. With a stage full of instruments and an eclectic mix of recorded music, Little Bulb Theatre capture the confusing, awkward and beautifully naïve time of adolescence. A bizarre and fantastical exploration of music, faith and friendship, from Total Theatre, Fringe First and Arches Brick winners.‘Recklessly talented….insanely brave’ Guardian In cooperation with Carn to Cove.Tickets £8, £7, Children £4
On the eve of Mayday 2004 Kneehigh’s Tristan Sturrock broke his neck falling off a wall in Padstow as part of the celebrations. Paralysed in Treliske hospital and about to become a father for the first time, he was told he may never walk again.
After a sell out run at Bristol Old Vic he brings his poignant, & life-affirming true story back to his homeland Cornwall – appropriately close to Mayday 2012 – as part of a UK tour.
Since his recovery in Derriford’s spinal unit where he was put back together again, he has performed all over the world, most recently on Broadway in Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter. “
Audiences have called it ” Horrifying and wonderful… beautiful and brilliant… transporting and funny… a true celebration of theatre, life and the NHS..
Tickets £9 (£7 concessions)