Romance – or not – is in the air this spring as Dorset’s touring arts charity Artsreach, joins forces with The Mowlem Theatre in Swanage to present two acclaimed performing companies live on stage for audiences from the town and across Purbeck and the surrounding area to enjoy.
New Art Club will present Cupid’s Revenge on Friday 13 May, and Regent’s Opera will present Carmen on Sunday 26 June. Cupid’s Revenge will also be at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton on Saturday 14 May.
A ground-breaking company that has been touring internationally to critical acclaim since 1998, New Art Club has performed in venues as radically different as the Royal Opera House and Wembley Stadium to more intimate pubs and village halls.
Their latest acclaimed production, Cupid’s Revenge, is a joyful, physical, and verbal outburst against the forces that masquerade as love. The narrative is all about love in its many forms: mythical love that drives the creation of the universe and everything in it; romantic love; friendship and the love between you and the people you love most dear.
Funny, sad, and reflective, Cupid’s Revenge is not a story, but holds many scenarios within the performance, to bring audiences together in a defiant act of unity and love. Here dance, physical theatre, and comedy, combine to capture the audience’s imagination, in a great night out that is as equally funny as it is tender and heart-breaking.
For opera fans, don’t miss the opportunity to see Regents Opera with their incredible production of Carmen for one night only on Sunday 26 June 2022. Regents Opera is a leading fringe Opera Company specialising in the larger works of the 19th and 20th centuries. The touring company offers emerging and established singers a platform to perform major repertoire not often staged outside the major houses. This must-see touring show is directed by Paul Higgins of Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Royal Opera House, and stars renowned Greek mezzo soprano Kassandra Dimopoulou as Carmen, and Howard Hutt as her Don Jose, in a cast of four, accompanied by their talented pianist and Musical Director Ben Woodward.
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by Hilary Porter