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Heaven in Berlin archiveLive music, choreography and promenade performance combine to capture the spirit of Berlin in the 1980s: a city at the front line of the Cold War and a hotbed of artistic exploration. 'Heaven in Berlin is a play with live music about families, freedom and the supernatural, performed in Testbed1, a large non-theatre space in Battersea. Loosely based on The Tempest, the island city of Berlin is the setting of a story of exile, parents and children, domination of the weak and liberation through beauty and faith in strange magic. The production is both domestic and epic in scope. Family relationships form the core of the drama but through the use of music, choreography and wide open space, we will move beyond a base of simple naturalism into a heightened performance state that is decisively theatrical.'

Author Ciaran McConville.

Archive listings for Heaven in Berlin

Work type: Play.


World Premiere. Running time: 2hrs. Aged 12+Producer Hugo Thurston. Company Hobo Theatre. Director Jamie Harper. Design Moi Tran. Sound Josh Richardson. Lighting Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson. Director Alexandra Baybutt (movement). Music Jess Hemmings (music consultancy). Music Ollie Pash (live music). Performer Ian Bailey. Performer Ida Bonnast. Performer Annabel Capper. Performer Boris Mitkov. Performer Heather Nimmo.
25 Sep 13 to 23 Oct 13General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L01089557801

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