About the Production
National Theatre Wales joined forces with Berlin-based Rimini Protokoll to create their first UK commission in Aberystwyth. Equipped with iPods and headsets, audience members traced the journeys of members of Heartsong Choir through the town to their rehearsal.
The show took place every Tuesday for a year from February 2011 on the streets of Aberystwyth, each week culminating in a live musical performance from Heartsong Choir at their rehearsal.
a clever, fascinating and emotional show
really makes the ordinary extraordinary
one of my most memorable theatrical journeys, which will remain with me for a long time to come
Helgard Haug (1969), Stefan Kaegi (1972) and Daniel Wetzel (1969) studied at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft in Giessen and work together (in various combinations) under the name of Rimini Protokoll. They are recognized as being among the leaders and creators of the theatre movement known as "Reality Trend" (Theater der Zeit), which has exerted a powerful influence on the alternative theatre scene. Each project begins with a concrete situation in a specific place and is then developed through an intense exploratory process. They have attracted international attention with their dramatic works, which take place in that grey zone between reality and fiction. Since 2000, Rimini Protokoll has brought its "theatre of experts" to the stage and into city spaces, interpreted by non-professional actors who are called "experts" for that very reason. Since 2004 Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi und Daniel Wetzel are artists in residence at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin.
For more information visit www.rimini-protokoll.de