Du Goudron et des Plumes

Compagnie MPTA / Mathurin Bolze

26 - 29 January 2011

£16 – 28

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Inspired by John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel Of Mice and Men , this highly physical production explores friendship, cooperation and trust through a combination of thrilling acrobatics, bewitching lighting, music and an ingenious set.

Whilst fighting to keep afloat, five strangers are thrown together on a pitching, rolling vessel adrift somewhere between earth and sky in a performance of great beauty and heart-stopping tension.

Bolze is one of today’s most original and brilliant young circus creators. A regular at the London International Mime Festival, he has worked with the likes of Josef Nadj, François Verret, Jérôme Thomas and Archaos, and was last seen at the Barbican with Tangentes in 2007. He was awarded France’s prestigious ‘Prix du Cirque’ in 2009.

‘A goldmine of ideas, beautiful, clever, simply superb.’ Le Monde

Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 75mins / no interval

Age guidance 7+

27 Jan
Post Show Talk

Conceived and directed by Mathurin Bolze
Original music by Philippe Foch, Jérôme Fêvre

Co-produced by La Brèche, Cherbourg; Les Subsistances, Lyon; L’Agora, Boulazac; Le Parc de la Villette, Paris; La Verrerie d’Alès en Cévennes; le Cratère-Scène Nationale d’Alès; Théâtre des Salins-Scène Nationale de Martigues; Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes; Scène nationale 61, Alençon; Grand Théâtre de Lorient; Le Trident-Scéne National de Cherbourg-Octeville.

Presented in association with London International Mime Festival

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