13 - 14 January 2017, 19:30
A double-bill of theatre inspired by people and places. Doppelgänger is an original piece of music and physical theatre devised by the company and inspired by the works of Dostoyevsky, Gogol and Tolstoy, in particular The Double and The Overcoat; two exceptionally moving tales about poor and much-ridiculed St. Petersburg officials. Themes of helplessness, victimisation, and scandal run throughout these small masterpieces of the form, two of the most significant short stories from two of the most influential novelists in history.
Bernarda Alba is a music-theatre piece with words and music by Michael John LaChiusa. Originally produced in 2006 by New York’s Lincoln Center Theatre, this work is based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s masterpiece The House of Bernarda Alba. Set in a small village in rural Spain, in the 1930s, this piece explores the religious and socioeconomic themes of the time, featuring a rich dramatic counterpoint as well as flamenco-sounding rhythms.
These performances will be assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Performing Arts students.