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Some stories are more powerful than others. He’s worried his isn’t powerful enough. A young man sits alone on stage. He looks like us. He sounds like us. Yet he asks us to join him on an unimaginably alien journey into his recent past.
“I had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that I thought I’d never be warm again. They ask me why I left my country – for dates, times, reasons... but it’s buried. They say I’m telling lies but that’s not what I am doing.”
Both an intimate character study and an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Elegy fuses precision performance, an affecting soundscape and visual poetry to lure us into a playful, theatrical, humorous and personal world to reveal a story as powerful as it is true.
Winner: 2011 Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Winner: 2012 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award
Nominated: Two 2012 Off West End Awards
Running Time: 50 minutes no interval
Warnings: Adult Themes, M16+
Written by: Douglas Rintoul
Directed by: John Kachoyan
Composed by: Russell Goldsmith
Designed by: Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen
Performed by: Gareth Reeves
Produced by: John Kachoyan and Lyall Brooks
Why this story? The surgeon was actually Michaels’ great-great-grandfather – James William Henry Veitch. A story repeatedly told to Michael all his young life by his own father he has carried it and explored it all these years. With pieces of music from the era performed by Michael’s son, there will be the web of four generations of Veitch on stage. This is truly a family story.
Running time: 70 minutes, no interval
Swing Man sends Damian on a journey back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path – a fracas at a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing, and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing dance by the time he is 51.
‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time Barry Award nominee ‘Shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie Woogie’ midlife crisis.
Running time: 60 minutes, no interval
Warning: Mild coarse language and adult content, recommended for people aged 16+ years.