Tuesday, May 09, 2006

David Glass Ensemble presents Gormenghast

8 -10 May, Lighthouse, 21 Kingsland Road, Poole

Box Office: 08700 668701 / www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

15 - 17 May, Riding Stables, Thoresby, Notts

Box office: 0115 941 9419

19- 20 May, New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth

Box office: 02392 649000 / www.newtheatreroyal.com

22 - 24 May, Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Box office: 01970 623232 / www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

25 - 27 May, Gateway Theatre, Chester

Box office: 01244 340392 / www.chestergateway.co.uk

22- 24 June, The Junction, Cambridge

Box office: 01223 511511 / www.junction.co.uk

28- 29 June, Southill Park, Bracknell

Box Office: 01344 484123 / www.southhillpark.org.uk

Unravel the web of deeply kept secrets buried in the labyrinths of the great gothic castle of Gormenghast.   Dare to step inside and you will enter a world of grotesque characters, mysterious ritual and heart-rending drama.

Meet Steerpike, the pale power-crazed kitchen boy.   Titus, the timid, fine-boned rebellious heir to the corrupt castle.   His sister Fuschia, the wild, raven-haired romantic, and a host of sinister inhabitants.

In this vast crumbling kingdom of corridors and shadows you will encounter a strange and lurid, funny and frightening tale of greed, honour madness and love.

Celebrating 25years of national and international touring, David Glass Ensemble return with their award-winning production of Gormenghast.   Mervyn Peake's fantastical world comes to life through the inventive theatrical visuals and spectacular imagination that won David Glass the TMA Award for best director.


Blogger Harry "broadcastellan" Heuser said...

A truly inspired adaptation, I thought, when I saw it last night. Someone in the crowd claimed to have known your father well.

7:58 pm  

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