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Mark Bruce Company presents “Return To Heaven”

January 30 @ 19:30 - 21:30

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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 1st Feb 2020

£14 – £18

Described by The Observer as “…one of the most consistently thought-provoking choreographers working in Britain today”, renowned and admired choreographer and director, Mark Bruce, will premier his company’s new, national, touring production right here in Frome.  Expect extraordinary imagery, exquisite movement and touches of humour from some of this country’s most gifted contemporary dancers.

Drawing upon the mythology of Ancient Egypt, ‘Return to Heaven’ is dance theatre at its most potent and ambitious – its narrative led by the subconscious; crossing lands, cultures and time to create a mythology and symbolism of its own. With influences of William Burroughs, old horror films and Victorian chillers, Return to Heaven presents visions of cursed tombs, jungles, science fiction nightmares and islands of paradise. Set to music ranging from Penderecki to Tchaikovsky, Mark Lanegan and Harry Belafonte, Return to Heaven is poignant and terrifying, intricately choreographed and laced with dark humour.

MACBETH (2018)
★★★★ “Dark, smart dance theatre” The Stage
★★★★★ “Mark Bruce directs with complete confidence” Broadway World
★★★★ “Stunner” The Guardian

★★★★ “…rock ‘n’ roll theatre ballet of a very high calibre” The Stage
★★★★ “Surreal epic with a Tarantino twist” London Evening Standard

DRACULA (2013/2014)
★★★★ “I’d be surprised if I saw a more entertaining piece of dance theatre this year. Kill for a ticket.” The Observer
★★★★ “Bruce and his extraordinarily gifted dancers navigate Bram Stoker’s hellish narrative with near-hallucinatory dexterity…it raises the bar of dance theatre very high” The Guardian

Two explorers (Dane Hurst, Eleanor Duval) searching the dark mysteries of the ancient world enter a land beyond time and death; where the demons and gods they awaken unleash the gods and legacies within themselves. Hounded by scientists and supernatural forces, a perilous journey ensues as the couple, trying desperately not to lose one another, must play their role in the resurrection of an ancient deity.


January 30
19:30 - 21:30
£14 – £18
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