This is the simple story of Alice Bell, a fictional character born into a fictional conflict. In a tale for our times, Alice seeks happiness in a divided land, finding love and companionship but at a terrible cost. Part musical, part fairy tale, Alice Bell offers a portrait of life as an act of hope, life as something to sing and dance about.
Alice Bell is Lone Twin Theatre's debut work. The company's artistic directors, Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters have been collaborating as a duo for nine years, creating an internationally celebrated body of performance work. Performed by an ensemble of five artists, Alice Bell is the company's first approach to narrative-based theatre.
Commissioned by: Sophiens–∂le, Berlin; KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, Brussels; Farnham Maltings, Farnham; and Nuffield Theatre Lancaster.
WORKSHOP (2pm-5pm, Tue 14 November).
Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters of Lone Twin will be running a participatory workshop. What is an act of kindness, how can performance engender kindness, how does contemporary performance approach sociability, co-operation and collaboration? See PROJECTS section to download full details.
Monday 13 November 2006 to Tuesday 14 November 2006 @ 8pm