MIKE PEARSON & MIKE BROOKES
- Source:Dan Green / National Theatre Wales
National Theatre Wales presents:
NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME
National Theatre Wales
THE STORM CYCLE
Created by Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes
A series of six productions conceived, designed and directed by Pearson and Brookes, creators of some of the company’s most critically-acclaimed work to date (The Persians, Coriolan/us, Iliad). These multimedia works will be performed at different locations across Wales, at a variety of scales and sizes, exploring two key themes; truth and testimony. They will culminate in 2020 with the creation of a major, new, large-scale production for NTW's 10th anniversary programme.
There is a storm coming…
We live in tempestuous times: an era of climatic and environmental
uncertainty and of
social and political upheaval. Perhaps it was always so.
But what new forms can theatre develop and adopt: to engage with and to reflect the
temper of our times?
An urgent theatre: fit for purpose, addressing and expressing our present realities
Of living in the eye of the storm
STORM.1: NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME
Part 1 of The Storm Cycle, created by Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes
Music: John Hardy Music
Sound Designer: Mike Beer
A poetic, cinematic reimagining of the first two books of Roman author Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
In his epic narrative, completed just before his exile in 8AD, Ovid links together “into one artistically harmonious whole, all the stories of classical mythology”. Above all, he tells of extraordinary and miraculous changes and transformations, in the nature of people and of things.
In a theatrically thrilling combinations of word, sound and unexpected occurrences, STORM.1: Nothing Remains The Same takes up two of Ovid’s early stories.
In the first part, Chaos & Creation narrated by Mike Pearson, a disordered universe is brought into harmony, and then put at risk through the faults, frailties and violent acts of successive races of humanity.
In the second, Ignition & Eclipse narrated by Aimee-Ffion Edwards, the foolhardy Phaëthon insists on driving his father Phoebus’s fiery chariot – the sun – to prove he’s his divine son. But his reckless exploits lead to tragedy…
Pafiliwn Bont, Bridge Street, Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion SY25 6BB
15-17 February 2018, 8pm
£10 / £7.50 (Concessions)
£5 preview (15 February)
Hynt scheme applies to all Disabled tickets - bookable on 029 2037 1689
Age guidance: 14+
All performances are wheelchair accessible.
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15 - 17 February 2018
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