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Physical Theatre



Short-listed for the Zlomvaz Festival at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015 


'Intense and powerful'                                Everything Theatre

'A fascinating marriage of east and west'      Reviews Gate                    

'an intriguing piece of physical theatre'          British Theatre Guide

'great commitment and passion... magnificent'            Total Theatre

'visually breathtaking, captivating piece'         Views from the Gods


Chinese visual artist and theatre director Zi Ling directs this bold collaboration between visual artists, actors, musicians and designers, exploring love and all its dilemmas in a surreal and heightened world. Inspired by Francis Bacon’s absurd and visceral paintings, Ling draws out the dark emotions in Bacon’s work in eleven scenes of intimate love, distorted desires, jealousy and violent passions. Rooted in a minimalist set by award-winning Wang Jing and with costume by fashion designer Tong Zhao, the physical theatre is accompanied by three musicians creating an uneasy soundscape. 


Director                                       Zi Ling

Choreographer                         Jemma Gould

Set Designer                              Wang Jing

Design Director/Costume      Zhao Tong

Lighting Designer                    Tan Hua

Cast                                              Joe Garbett, Monika Klemaite, Inda Pereda,                                                                 Nectarios Theodorou

Musicians                                    Steve Broe, Julius Tedaldi

Production Manager                James Anderton

Producer                                     Eldarin Yeong Studio




Date: 15-17 JUL 7:45pm

Venue: Lilian Baylis Studio

            Sadler's Wells Theatre

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