Philip Ridley / Pau Roca / Companyia Sixto Paz
What if the beginning of a love affair is merely the announcement of the end? Two people go on a journey down the paths of memory, but also those of the imagination, exploring the way in which lovers create their own stories and mythologies. This way they will relive their relationship, creating an imaginary and disturbing world in which sex and violence coexist. Not only does the text enter the lovers’ bedroom, but also their minds and those secret places that we keep hidden from everyone but our partner. Seldom has sexual love been explored on stage in such a savagely honest, brutal and tender way.
Language is the weapon of two people abandoned on a desert island with monkeys, snakes, pirate ships and deadly coconuts, presented to us by the members of PSIRC, a young contemporary circus company that has made a name for itself with the production Acrometria. The couple, lovers who like gladiators in the arena dance to a choreography of gesture and movement on the stage, are enveloped in the fantasy world and the soundscape of the circus.
Philip Ridley is one of Great Britain’s most versatile playwrights. He has written novels, he is a plastic artist and he has worked for both the cinema and the theatre, where he was considered one of the pioneers of the In-yer-face theatre movement, of which Mark Ravenhill and Sarah Kane were part. Bringing the text to the stage is a young company formed in 2013 that has created such acclaimed productions as Pulmons (2014) hISTÒRIA (2016) and Dybbuk (2016).
Two people make a detailed analysis of their relationship and tell us about love and sex based on the darkest, most brutal and, at the same time, tender aspects. This is a savage but poetic text that establishes a dialogue with the circus and the language of movement.
A coproduction by Grec 2017 Festival de Barcelona and Sixto Paz Produccions.
How to get there
- Philip Ridley
- Traslated by
- Adriana Nadal
- Pau Roca
- Performed by
- Ariadna Cabrol, Pau Roca, Anna Pasqual, Wanja Kahlert, Adrià Montaña
- Set design
- Guillem Gelabert
- Mercedes Boronat and Guillermo Weickert
- Lighting design
- Guillem Gelabert
- Sound design / Sound concept
- Txume Viader
- Assistant director
- Jan Vilanova Claudín
- Gerard Belenes, Adriana Nadal
- David Costa, María Antolín
Secretari Coloma, 59; Balcells, 48; Torrent de les Flors, 102
24, 25, 31, 32, 39, 55, 74, N6
Auditorium accessible to people with reduced mobility through the door beside the main theatre entrance. Accessible seating is provided as it becomes necessary.
- This activity is part of the Grec_Explorers
- Start date
- End date
- Sala Beckett
- Saturday, 9 p.m.; sunday, 7 p.m.
- Running time
- 75 min
- 18 €