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.