Hit play comes to Newbury Corn Exchange
PUBLISHED: 02:21 22 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:32 20 February 2013
'Translunar Paradise' takes you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love
Multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum are bringing their hit play, Translunar Paradise to the Corn Exchange, Newbury on 4 July, 2012. After a ground-breaking season, which saw the company premiere Translunar Paradise to substantial critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, they have gone on to win seven theatre awards for this production, including the Audience Award at MESS Festival, Sarajevo, The Liverpool Daily Post - Best Fringe Show Award 2011 and The Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award 2011. During January - February 2012 the show toured the UK enjoying sell-out runs at the Barbican Theatre as part of the 2012 London International Mime Festival, and at the Bristol Old Vic.
Translunar Paradise takes you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go
Exquisitely created, Translunar Paradise is told entirely without words and in their place are movement, haunting music and masks. This is a powerful and emotional tale of a man who is confronted by the solitude of bereavement.
Director and performer George Mann says, This is about the gap between young and old. Age, like a mask, can obscure the fact a person was once young. Were working without words to convey this story through the body and music on a poetic level. The audience will be immersed in feeling, sensations and movements. We hope they go home feeling theyve experienced something very special.
And he adds, The last 12 months have been a hugely exciting time for us. We had an incredible Edinburgh Fringe last summer, followed by a great autumn tour and sold out runs in the Barbican and the Bristol Old Vic. Now were really delighted to be on the road again and visiting the Corn Exchange on 4th July.
Tickets for Translunar Paradise can be bought online: www.cornexchangenew.com/events/ or by phoning the Corn Exchange box office on 01635 522733. Translunar Paradise is supported by the Ustinov, Bath, BE Festival, MAC, The Lowry and Redbridge Arts Centre.