Heart of Darkness
Touring Theatre show
A new adaptation, opening in November 2018 in Ancona, Italy and touring the UK 2018/2019.
“Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances.”
Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, Heart of Darkness.
Written more than 100 years ago, amid the optimism at the turn of a new century, it’s a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now re-sited in a timeless Europe, in a forsaken landscape lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time.
Touring theatre show
Two operatives holed up in a Berlin apartment in the Russian Zone await instructions. As time passes their relationship to each other and to the orders they receive from their superiors falls apart. Performed on what appears to be a film soundstage, two actors voice a film they can’t see and never acknowledge. But who is in control? And as the film gathers pace, can the past be changed by present-day actions?
Nocturnes asks important questions about truth and free will and about how we understand what’s real in this post-truth era.
“unsettling and thrilling to watch” – The Scotsman
Sited projection work
Trespass is a new outdoor video mapping and sound piece by imitating the dog with composer James Hamilton. The piece was commissioned by Light up Lancaster and Brief Encounter and performed in Lancaster and Preston. The projection also integrates performances by a community choir.