Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Lorca Is Dead: Belt Up's Brand New Show

The clock dripping down the wall has just struck 19:36 A.D. The poet Federico Garcia Lorca is dead.

or a Brief History of Surrealism
by Dominic J Allen


Join the Paris surrealist group as they race to tell the story of Lorca, Spain’s best loved poet before everything comes crashing down around their ears.

Enter a world where anything goes: magic, intrigue and a giant tap-dancing egg.

From the collective behind THE TARTUFFE and THE TRIAL, York Theatre Royal’s company in residence, Belt Up Theatre are looking to their audience to take an active part in the creation of their latest production. Each evening performance will be informed by a programme of discussions, workshops and open rehearsals taking place in the foyer and studio to ensure that this piece is a truly audience led development. Performances will then be followed by a talkback each evening where audiences are invited to give their advice, thoughts and feelings for the company to then work on for the following performance. An innovative development process that aims to test and interrogate the realms and possibilities of interactive theatre.

Penned by company director Dominic J Allen (The Trial) after a short development period at BAC last year, LORCA IS DEAD promises to be an exhilarating rollercoaster through the fragmented subconscious of such Surrealist titans as Andre Breton, Antonin Artaud and Salvador Dali. Join the Bureau of Surrealist Research and experiment with the flip side of reality - who knows what you’ll discover about your unconscious!

Book online at http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/cgi/events/events.cgi?t=template&a=610

Performances – 7.45pm (5th-8th) in the Studio followed by talkback

Open rehearsals – 1pm (6th-8th) in the foyer/studio
Discussions/events – 5pm (6th-8th) in the foyer/studio

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