CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
At the venue used by the Royal Court's Theatre Local, this devised site specific performance considers madness in the light of two of its most celebrated portrayals, Don Quixote and Hamlet. At night, Don Quixote arrives in a cemetery with his old horse Rocinante accompanied as ever by Sancho Panza and Donkey. They stumble upon Hamlet's gravediggers, involved in alchemical experiments as they debate the meanings of life, death and everything in between. But this garden of souls is not all that it appears, and rational laws disappear to make way for something absurd, surreal and grotesque. Influenced by the dark imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, a cast of seven alternate dynamic physical sequences with intimate poetic moments as the audience enter a world of dreams, memories and visions, embarking on a surreal journey through the restless mind of Don Quixote de la Mancha. Running time: 70mins (no interval) Performers Chiara D?Anna, Juancho Gonzalez, Daniel Rejano Romero, Almundena Segura, Stephanie Thorpe, Tommy Williamson, Anna Zehentbauer. CompanyPanta Rei Theatre.DirectorChiara D'Anna.DesignNadia Malik (and the ensemble).CostumeNadia Malik.MusicSteve Mason.SoundSteve Mason.LightingCis O'Boyle.