27th April 2018
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Play based on Carter story

Company Chordelia presents Les Amoureux (The Lovers) at the Garrison Theatre in Lerwick on Wednesday.

Choreographed and directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones with co-director Linda Duncan McLaughlin, the cast includes Kally Lloyd-Jones, Damian Thantrey, Amelia Cardwell and Freya Jeffs.

The new production is based around Angela Carter’s story The Lady of The House of Love, which has inspired the idea of creating a visceral, theatrical equivalent to Carter’s imagery.

This is a story of love, life and death, a twisted sleeping beauty with the faded opulent feel of a gothic fantasy and a strong eastern European quality. Combining dance and physical theatre with opera, voice and design, Les Amoureux is a sensual tale of purity and damage. It creates a world where time stops and never ends, expressed through phy­sical grace, explosive, characterful movement, whispers, discord, and beautiful, soaring singing.

Tickets for the play, which begins at 7.30pm, cost £8/£6 concessions and can be purchased by calling Shetland Arts on (01505) 745555.