their 21st year at the forefront of touring theatre, Red Shift bring
their unique production of The Legend of King Arthur to Cumbria
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.
familiar tales that are part of Britain's heritage will not be told
by actors clanking around in suits of armour.
do not expect a cosy rendition of a tale made familiar through repetition.
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.
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.
by Jonathan Holloway, choreographed by Paul Sadot, designed by Neil
Irish and music by Jon Nicholls.
To make way for the dynamic action onstage, Red Shift's hallmark
trucks have been replaced by a simple set created by Neil Irish.
a sweeping curved metal walkway, which meets a circular floor of
rich earth colours.
video images alluding to the ageless and inevitable human compulsion
to make war, edited by Richard Peacock, form an intrinsic part of
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.
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.
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal on
Saturday 22 November at 8.00pm. Tickets priced at £9.50/£8.50conc.