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The legend of King Arthur
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Celebrating their 21st year at the forefront of touring theatre, Red Shift bring their unique production of The Legend of King Arthur to Cumbria this November.

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Arthur's Cumbria - the legends of Arthur and where it may have occured in Cumbria.

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Red Shift theatre - award winning contemporary theatre company based
in Manchester.

Capoeira.com - all about the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.

The Brewery arts centre - art and entertainment in Kendal.

Cumbria Institute of the Arts - home of Stanwix Arts Theatre.

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FACTS

Paul Sadot was the first British capoeirista to qualify as a teacher.

Paul was also the co-ordinator of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2002.

PERFORMANCES
The Legend of King Arthur can be seen at the Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle on Sunday 16 November and at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal on Saturday 22 November.
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Celebrating their 21st year at the forefront of touring theatre, Red Shift bring their unique production of The Legend of King Arthur to Cumbria this November.

King Arthur
King Arthur

Based on Thomas Malory's Mort D'Arthur and Tennyson's epic verse, Jonathan Holloway's production for Red Shift is a surprising exploration of the legend's preoccupation with the human condition.

The familiar tales that are part of Britain's heritage will not be told by actors clanking around in suits of armour.

But do not expect a cosy rendition of a tale made familiar through repetition.

Sleek new world
Arthur's Utopian Camelot is set in a sleek new world, where battle scenes will be enacted through the martial art form Capoeira, against a thunderous mix of cutting-edge beats, English choral music and traditional Brazilian rhythms.

Embracing the legends' spirituality and violence, exploring themes of sin, redemption and betrayal, Red Shift will prove this is a story worth telling again and again.

Directed by Jonathan Holloway, choreographed by Paul Sadot, designed by Neil Irish and music by Jon Nicholls.

No trucks!
To make way for the dynamic action onstage, Red Shift's hallmark trucks have been replaced by a simple set created by Neil Irish.

It's a sweeping curved metal walkway, which meets a circular floor of rich earth colours.

Huge video images alluding to the ageless and inevitable human compulsion to make war, edited by Richard Peacock, form an intrinsic part of the design.

Renowned for its ability to create vivid theatrical experiences, by integrating exciting narrative, original music and spectacular design, Red Shift promise audiences a thought provoking and visually sumptuous evening.

Where
The Legend of King Arthur can be seen at: Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle on Sunday 16 November at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £8.00/£6.00conc.

or at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal on
Saturday 22 November at 8.00pm. Tickets priced at £9.50/£8.50conc.

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