A compelling dance-based production – Made In Heaven – will kick-start at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre as part of a wider UK tour.
Following the critically acclaimed Love and War and Sea of Bones, The Mark Bruce Company is taking Made In Heaven on the road. The show is a brand new, savagely beautiful dance theatre production, which starts its summer tour dates at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre from May 18- 20 as part of Mayfest.
Merging ancient themes with the dystopia of contemporary life, Mark Bruce creates a surreal world ruled by a blinded cop and a malicious virgin, where a prairie girl dreams of other lives, and a chain-gang dances on the edge of an inferno. With music ranging from Debussy and Leadbelly to Queens of the Stone Age and The Black Keys, this dark, sometimes comic piece, interrogates the very idea of heaven.
Bruce, who has choreographed shows across the world, said: “In Made in Heaven there are elements of The Wizard of Oz, of Cool Hand Luke, THX1138, Yul Brynner’s android cowboy in Westworld; a childhood dream of being pursued by a hideous he/she traffic warden with self righteous glee through a forest – a character that disappeared only to emerge in another dream about thirty five years later, as if it had been just sitting inside me ready to come out at any time.”
He added: “I have no prejudice towards the origins of influences – they can be highbrow or trashy – the stories are the same whether images of Dante’s Inferno, the Odyssey or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
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