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Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness archiveIn 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show for the final time. The opiate-addicted actor manager showcased his troupe creating a spectacle of grotesquery, black comedy, mystery and magic realism. Over a century later, playwright Anthony Neilson has reconstructed this intriguing and fantastic historical event in a theatrical piece that combines the melodrama and extravagance with the painful loneliness that characterised a Victorian freak show. Neilson's play offers a strange and beautiful exploration of sadness and mortality, probing even the nature of theatre itself. A tragic farce of colour and melancholy, this is not one to be missed...

Author Anthony Neilsen.

Archive listings for Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness

Work type: Play.


Company CellarDoor Theatre Company.
20 Feb 18 to 24 Feb 18Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L0313885303


Company Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
30 Apr 13 to 4 May 13Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L01224753333


In 2009, Anthony Neilson and Headlong Theatre are proud to present a reconstruction of this historic and extraordinary evening of mystery and magic, spectacle and strangeness. Behold... The Amazing Feats of Loneliness! Neilson (last at Soho with God in Ruins) is one of Britain’s most acclaimed playwrights, creating bold and pioneering new work. Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness is a funny and theatrical exploration of beauty, mortality and wonder.Company Headlong Theatre. Producer Nuffield Theatre Southampton. Director Steve Marmion. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Music Tom Mills. Sound Tom Mills.
30 Mar 09 to 11 Apr 09Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
listing details L307058645
24 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L01938322593
17 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Citizens Theatre, Glasgow :: V611
listing details L1583648091
10 Mar 09 to 14 Mar 09Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L0704935208
26 Feb 09 to 7 Mar 09NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L2073747013

Other listings

10 Oct 17 to 14 Oct 17Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester :: V0587051306
listing details L01327928114

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