Archive :: production:T0628981390, performance:S867558219, venue:V1035
Beauty & the Beast - and other Lovers of the Rose
Beauty & the Beast and other Lovers of the Rose Performance Storytelling by Ben Haggarty & Sherry Robinson Acclaimed performance storyteller Ben Haggarty, and musician-composer Sherry Robinson make a sortie into the unfathomable mysteries of the heart to ask ?do we choose love, or does love choose us?' This physical, brooding and compelling performance is full of mythic beauty - underscored by cello, accordion and hammer dulcimer -rich, alluring and stunningly composed. In an unashamedly romantic exploration of the intoxication and brutality of love, lust and betrayal, it draws together comedic games in paradise, a broken vow of chastity, a reunion in death, and culminates in an extraordinary retelling of a seemingly familiar fairytale for grown-ups, which will creep into your waking dream and haunt you with its beauty. Full of exquisite joy and pain - just like the real thing.