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Tag: Teatro Pomodoro

Crab Tragedy: A Greek Myth told Sideways – Capstone Theatre
North West

Crab Tragedy: A Greek Myth told Sideways – Capstone Theatre

A special adaptation for families of their previous ‘Sirens, Men and Crabs’, Teatro Pomodoro’s Crab Tragedy is an hour-long surreal comedy that turns Ancient Greece upside down with this performance pre-empting a soon to follow national tour. A cast of three take on the fishy tale of Ulysses (Simone Tani) and the Siren (Carmen Arquelladas) but it’s all about the Crab (Miwa Nagai) thrown in for good measure with the cast taking on other characters to keep the story sailing on to its inevitable albeit unexpected conclusion. There’s a low-budget atmosphere reminiscent of The Play That Goes Wrong but here the money has been spent wisely with thoughtful and considered staging and expertly adapted props that aid and support strong performances: don’t be fooled, the creative skill and arti...
Peep Show Battle Royale – MAKE, North Docks, Liverpool
North West

Peep Show Battle Royale – MAKE, North Docks, Liverpool

Step into a future where the world’s leading game show presents the latest in entertainment: a live show where its contestants-turned-gladiators look to destroy each other across a series of games with their ultimate fate decided by the votes of a live audience. What’s not to like? Get into your booth and let the fun begin… This is immersive theatre taken to a new extreme and whilst it seems initially distasteful in its voyeurism, it is curiously addictive at the same time. As our artificial host, A.I.M.E.E, gets us settled before Sarge (Duncan Cameron) appears to introduce us to tonight’s contestants (Carmen Arquelladas, Leebo Luby, Miwa Nagai, and Simone Tani) and then the games begin, dark and comedic in equal measure. Sat in isolated, grungy booths which encircle the action, the...
Sirens, Men & Crabs – Unity Theatre
North West

Sirens, Men & Crabs – Unity Theatre

With a title like ‘Sirens, Men and Crabs’ it was hard to know what to expect from the award-winning Teatro Pomodoro and their unique take on Greek tragedy. Would it be funny? How true to ancient myth is it? And how on earth do crabs feature? Prepare to go on a journey like never before. Describing itself as “creating thought provoking, playful theatre for audiences internationally” Sirens did not disappoint Directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong) and produced by the notable RJ Lloyd, this reimagining of a renowned classic story is exceptionally creative and accessible to all. Based in Liverpool but brought together in Paris at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, the company create an environment that makes audience participation feel both edgy and safe. It’s not funny, it’s hilarious. ...