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Created by Alexander Wright (The Flanagan Collective) and Phil Grainger (Gobbledigook), Orpheus is an internationally award winning show wound together from hair-raising spoken word and soaring soul music.
It’s a modern retelling of the ancient myth, transporting us through dive bars, back streets and late night karaoke. It’s a show about falling in love, about seismic shifts in your everyday life, and about how far we’d want to go to save those we hold so near and dear. It’s a 5,000 year old story, but told for us, here, now. Performed by a storyteller and a musician, the tale is wound together from a guitar and a book, and the audience. Told through a fusion of hair raising spoken word and original, live, soulful music, Orpheus sits in between spoken word poetry, an acoustic gig and a theatre show.
We created Orpheus to play anywhere and everywhere. The show premiered in the garden of a Dutch cheese shop in Cromarty. Since then it’s played in houses, pubs, halls, shops, tunnels, libraries, foyers, bars, empty lofts and - very occasionally - a theatre.
Orpheus won Best Theatre (weekly) award at the Adelaide Fringe and the Summerhall Award at VAULT Festival.
Presented by Cheshire Rural Touring Association.
There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.
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