LOCUS AMOENUS – atresbandes
With every step we take, we are trying to reach paradise. Our paradise. An idyllic place where everyday problems disappear. We create, transform, paint, dream our paradise, struggling to get a little closer. This struggle is a journey, but we often forget to look at the landscape along the way.
Three people catch a train at 5.30am. An hour later, the train is derailed and all three are killed. What thoughts go through the minds of people who don’t know they are about to die? A series of conversations and situations, efforts to understand and be understood. A journey in search of paradise.
Catalan theatre company ATRESBANDES are rapidly establishing a reputation as creators of sharp, perceptive work for international audiences. Locus Amoenus is their fourth piece together and has been created in a series residencies at mac in Birmingham, after the company won both the Jury and Audience prizes at BE Festival 2012.
“Profound, humane and perturbing…an emerging international company we should hear more from.” The Scotsman
“A trio of terrifyingly gifted performers.” Total Theatre
Created and performed by Mònica Almirall, Miquel Segovia and Albert Pérez Hidalgo
Producer: Sarah-Jane Watkinson
Supported by mac, Birmingham and CC Can Felipa, Barcelona
There is a very limited capacity so to reserve a ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of tickets you wish to reserve and a contact telephone number.
Tickets will be “Pay What You Decide” which means you will pay the company AFTER the show.