Drama, dance and music come together for a trio of productions, hosted by the University of Chester’s Department of Performing Arts at its Kingsway Campus this term and all open to the public.
Seven Petticoats will be performed on Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm. Judita Vivas delivers an intimate and deeply moving one woman show, devised in response to the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft - late 18th-century British thinker, writer, pioneering feminist and radical.
The play poetically grapples with the idea that a strong and inspirational woman, like Wollstonecraft, exists in-between the iconic figure and the marginalised loner living on the edge of rationality and society.
This is not a historically or biographically accurate account, but a powerful performance that combines physical intensity and elegance, a cyberpunk aesthetic, humour and tragedy, quirky character work and sweeping cinematic romanticism. It embodies the lives of multiple women - real, surreal, mythical, historical and imaginary - and focuses on a universal idea of a vindication of the right to be a woman.
Tickets are £10 (£5 for students) and the performance will take place in Room CKW007 at Kingsway Campus.
The Fallen Angels Dance Theatre will perform Upon Awakening on Wednesday, November 9 at 7.30pm. Upon Awakening is a portrayal of fragmented stories of lost souls, searching, not knowing what they are looking for.
Tickets are £8 (£5 for students) and it will take place in CKW005 at the Kingsway Campus.
The third evening features Farucchio Peru is Extraordinaire, performed by Teatro Pomodoro. Is he an extraordinary man in ordinary times, or a very ordinary man in extraordinarily absurd times?
A self-proclaimed ‘showman’ – and highly skilled in the art of deluding himself with visions of grandeur – Farucchio Peru is an enigma wrapped in an ego and surrounded by an unpronounceable name. What does he want? What does he mean? Is there anything Farucchio Peru cannot do? He thinks not. But he is mistaken.
This one-man clown show uses dance, live music and a little surreal absurdity. Farucchio Peru is Extraordinaire will be performed in Room CKW007 at the Kingsway Campus on Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm. Tickets are £10 (£5 for students).
All are welcome to attend the performances and tickets for all the events are available at www.kingswaytheatre.co.uk