16th October 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
£Pay What you Decide
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“Such an engaging and inventive young company […] this show is as heartfelt and passionate as Taro herself.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. 
“A fitting tribute executed with bags of flair and invention.”
* * * *  Time Out. 
“Gerda Taro is brought to light in this powerful, beautiful and passionate production.”
* * * * *  Upstaged Manchester (The Lowry) 
“A powerful piece of theatre.” The Stage. 
“Idle Motion bring Gerda Taro’s unique and long-neglected story to light in a brilliant and imaginative way.”
British Theatre Guide. 
“innovative tricks and tactics that lucidly dazzles their audience into goose pimple-induced awe.”
A Younger Theatre.
“Seemingly effortless storytelling aesthetic.” Exeunt

Since the invention of photography we have collectively taken over 3.5 trillion photographs. Total Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion search within these snapshots to expose one of the most remarkable untold stories of our age. It is 1933 and a young German refugee flees to Paris, reinventing herself as Gerda Taro. Discovering the wonder of photography, she falls in love with a fellow refugee who teaches her, ‘if your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough’. Together they venture to the Spanish Civil War and capture the tyranny of fascism. As pioneers of frontline photo journalism, he would go on to receive international recognition as the iconic war photographer Robert Capa – she would be forgotten. Using innovative staging, physicality and multimedia, internationally renowned company Idle Motion piece together the life of an exceptional woman, glimpsed through the lost photographs she risked her life to take.

Twitter: @idlemotion           Facebook: Idle-Motion-Theatre-Company

Website:         Youtube: IdleMotionTheatre

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The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

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Slung Low

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