5 May 2009 00:00 - 16 May 2009 00:00
Polaris and The Weepers at Mayfest Bristol
Following the success of The Weepers and Polaris at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008 both Czech companies, Skutr and Adriatic, will present their shows at the Mayfest, Bristol’s city-wide festival of contemporary theatre.
5–7 May / 8 pm
15 - 16 May / 8 pm
Bristol Old Vic Studio, Bristol Bs1
Booking: 0117 987 7877
Theatre Adriatic bring a beautiful, dreamlike two-hander, Polaris, and Skutr perform the effervescent The Weepers at the end of the festival.
Polaris is a performance about solitude, friendship, waiting for help which never comes, about faith and hope; about lost things, consciousness, values and one’s loved ones; about the desire to lose oneself, to be lost and suffer hardship.
Above all, though, a performance about the strength of man’s will to survive. This is a show full of masculine romance, something which is becoming more and more rare in today’s world.
Fresh from a hugely successful run at 2008’s Edinburgh Fringe, we welcome Skutr, a brilliant young Czech company with a thrilling blend of music, dance and physical theatre.
Weep-songs are traditional Slavic songs for the dead. Skutr use this tradition as the basis for TheWeepers, bringing the world of their great-grandfathers crashing together with contemporary central European life.
Plunge headlong into the bitter-sweet territory of childhood games, courtships, broken hearts and the hopes that maybe their long ago kin experienced.“
Full of delightful moments of physical theatre ranging from the comically coquettish to the astoundingly physical”
Fringe Review *****
“Captivating…I left the theatre changed” Three Weeks *****
“The Weepers is a thing of beauty” Financial Times ****
“Flurries of emotional sparring that leave shadows in the air long after they are over”
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From: 5 May 2009 00:00
To: 16 May 2009 00:00