For a drama to get a five star rating from theatre critics…….. is a fete, but the award-winning team behind ‘The Terrible Infants’ have presented a play, inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed in a tunnel during World War I.
As you sit watching this nightmare, you are also entombed in the horror that threatens to engulf him, as he starts to discover a new, strange world.
Setting off on an epic journey of salvation; the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur as he and in some ways you as an observer, question what’s real, what’s not and whether it even matters.
This award-winning Edinburgh Fringe ‘sell out’ production is pure stage magic!
The Trench is a drama that blends live music, puppetry and physical performance. Be prepared for some strange happenings when not everything in the darkness of the trench is what it seems, when a strange world is discovered beneath the mud and death.
If you want a total theatre experience of engrossing intensity then book this one now, but beware, tickets are selling fast.
It’s a play that will certainly haunt you days and even nights after, and it will give you that overall vision that stays with you like a strange, significant dream.
This is the sort of drama I love to walk away from…..it gives you something to think about… it keeps you on the edge…it draws you in …deeper than you can imagine…..deeper than your inner thoughts can cope with.
If you feel strong enough, then this is the drama for you.
The Trench Unity Theatre
Tel 0844 873 2888
This was a marvellous, interesting and informative exhibition.
I love walking away from exhibitions, having learn’t something, but it’s better still if you can pick up the odd skill and that’s what you can get here.
Liverpool’s Lantern Company exhibition not only sold themselves and the fantasic work they do, but it also launched the opening of St George’s Halls previously hidden basement.
Here in this basement, you can see the Escher-like optical illusion of the brick arches of the world’s very first air conditioning system.
Around all this, the Lantern company has brought together an exhibition showing the very best of their weird and wonderful creations to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Giant skelletons adorn the Hall, contorted chararacters and enchanting animals light up St George’s Hall in a frenzy of magic.
For a small charge children and adults can take part in some of their art workshops, giving you hands-on creativity.
Masterclasses are also available for the amateur and professional artists giving you a chamce to expand that skill.
My visit was definately illuminated by the giant creatures and the ‘up close’ behind the scenes sense the puppeters gave us when we wandered the exhibition. I got a real sense of the workings and mechanics of the Company.
It was also interesting talking to the Company staff as they created new works right before our eyes.
It was brilliant to ‘draw back the curtain’ on a company and see the phenomenal work that goes on and how raw materials and crazy ideas become the active ingredients of our Liverpool parades.
Take a glimpse at a fascinating creative Company this Easter. But, especially with the children.
St George’s Hall
St George’s Place Tel 0151 225 6911
‘I Was a Rat’ will surprise, delight and move audiences of all ages.
I saw “Teatro Kismet” perform once and was hooked on their theatrical
The Italian influence in tonights performance was very evident. Vibrant, exciting and innovative.
The theatre company tonight has a fantastic reputation for creating highly visual performances with an imaginative appeal that cuts right across the generations.
You will be spellbound and excited to see how the power of a fairytale experience can touch an audience of all ages, and how physical performance and music can bewitch and enchant your senses and immerse you into believing you are observing an adventure before your eyes.
‘I Was A Rat’ is really a gripping theatrical tale to thrill all ages.
A fantastic theatre experience, a fantasia of characters, costume and production, with some wonderful acting enraptured with a simple but compelling story line.
If you enjoyed last years offering of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ then this plate will certainly give you a well earned feast.
Philip Pullman’s gripping story is brought to life on the stage for the first time, combining humour, fantasy, and adventure in this moving and darkly comic tale of a very well known story. A story that slowly in this stage adaption, reveals its connection to one of THE most famous tales of all time.
Philip Pullman like fellow authors Michael Morpurgo and Dahl have all had their works stage managed. They are supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time.
The story, adapted and directed by Teresa Ludoico, artistic director of Teatro Kismet in Bari, Southern Italy gives echoes of Oliver Twist.
The story gives a Dickensian quality with deep implants of Gormenghast and strong elements of commedia dell’arte-male actors donning an assortment of false noses, conical hats and strapped-on boobs to represent figures of authority.
This is an intriguing play that just keeps you engaged from beginning to end, with foot tapping music, and an excitment in every stage entrance.
For something a little bit different in theatre experience, with a touch of European culture then this is a delight to watch.
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