Friday, 23 April 2010

Volcanic Struggle: Story Reaches

The tale of our actors stranded across the globe has made the news. Members of the cast including James Wilkes (pictured) are still trying to find there way home in time for the show.

Vicky Ellis from talks about our struggle.

Click here to read what she's got to say.

If you haven't subscribed to our latest video diary for the show then do so now!

Click here to discover the real world behind the scenes on our latest show, 'Lorca is Dead'

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Volcanic Ash: Cast Stranded Across the Globe

Now into our second day of rehearsals for our new show 'Lorca is Dead: or a Brief History of Surrealism', and the rehearsal room has fallen under the shadow of the world's most recent natural disaster. Volcanic ash from the Icelandic volcano 'Eyjafjallajokull' has grounded flights across the globe. Among the millions trapped abroad are three of our cast members. One is stuck just across the 'Pond' in Belgium, another sunning himself in the Seychelles, and the third, all the way in China.

Rehearsals have begun, however, and we're hopeful that our lost actors will find their way home, soon.

To see how we're spending our time whilst so understaffed, keep an eye out for our video diary. Click here to see the first installment from Day One.

'Lorca is Dead' opens at York Theatre Royal on 5th May 2010.
Tickets available from York Theatre Royal.

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!

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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