A tour of whirlwind romance, city confusion, undersea encounters and dining-room debacles told through a blend of theatre, illusion and dance by director and designer Victoria Thierrée Chaplin with Aurélia Thierrée.
In this follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Aurélia's Oratorio, Aurélia Thierrée is a woman fleeing from reality, her life packed up in cardboard boxes. Seemingly everyday actions become a spectacle of the strange and beautiful as she becomes immersed in snippets of others' lives.
Recommended for ages eight and over.
**** (London Evening Standard on Murmurs)
**** (The Times)
'Laced with surreal surprises, throwaway sight gags and topsy-turvy transformations.' **** (The Times on Aurélia's Oratorio)
'She does wonder wonderfully.' **** (The Guardian on Aurélia's Oratorio)
'An absolute spellbinder... It is like an enchanting dream, and like most vivid reveries, it momentarily colours the way you see the waking world.' (The Daily Telegraph on Aurélia's Oratorio)
The 2.30pm performance on Monday 2 January will be audio described. Please ask when booking for suitable seats.
Under 26? Get the best available tickets for only £12. Phone 0844 847 9910 or book in person and quote 'under 26' (limited availability).
Running time approximately 70 minutes.
Produced in the UK by Crying Out Loud and presented by Southbank Centre.
Originally produced and toured by Compagnie des Petites Heures.
Co-commissioning partners are Théâtre de Carouge - Atelier de Genève, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Cirque-Théâtre d'Elbeuf, La Coursive Scène nationale de La Rochelle, Grand Théâtre de Provence - Aix-en-Provence, Scène nationale de Sénart, Théâtre de l'Archipel - Perpignan and El Canal Centre d'Arts Escèniques (Salt-Girona) - Scène Catalane Transfrontalière, Théâtre de Caen, Ville de Saint Quentin - Picardie, Le Rive Gauche - Scène conventionnée pour la danse, Théâtre de Villefranche (Rhône) - Scène conventionnée, Avant Seine - Colombes, Crying Out Loud - London, supported by Arts Council England, in association with Corn Exchange, Newbury and New Greenham Arts.