Rogue Theatre, best known in Cornwall for their theatre adventures in the wild setting of Tehidy Woods, re-animates one of their favourite past shows; Madame Lucinda’s Wonder Show opens at Heartlands between February 18 and 23.
Angelina, artistic director of Rogue, describes the preview run as “a rework of a Rogue classic, bringing our recent experience of immersive woodland theatre indoors to create a wild spirited theatrical thrill".
Ever dreamt of running away with the circus?
Combining spectacle, powerful narrative and physical performance, Madame Lucinda’s Wonder Show tells the stories of three souls who sign up to run away with Madame Lucinda’s Travelling Circus - Sirus, formerly Mr Johnson, the frustrated office clerk and master magician, LoLo, circus orphan, whose father was killed a flying pig, who now lives a life cursed with comedy and Svetlana, the dancing doll, destined to live a half-life with a broken heart trapped inside her wooden bones.
Marvel at the exquisite heartache, the torturous hilarity and breath-taking magic.
Get lost in the thrilling world of spectacle and the macabre and wake up with fresh eyes.
The show features live music performed by the original musical director Ben Sutcliffe, poetry and text by Annamaria Murphy (Kneehigh Theatre (Trystan and Yseult and Red Shoes), mesmerising vocals, illusion, magic, side-splitting comedy, ballet, whip-cracking, explosive physical performance, powerful narrative and Rogue’s highly visual immersive style, produced, designed and directed by Angelina and Ollie.
Performances are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm at heartlands, Pool. All tickets are £7.50 from www.crbo.co.uk or 01726 879500.
For more show information or Wildcard enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07837 561483.
Sequins, glitter and circus sparkle is encouraged though not essential. Bar and refreshments available.