It’s about to get Translunar
September 5, 2011
MADEUP is already stockpiling the tissues for this one. Multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum, one of the massive success stories of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, invites you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love with their latest production Translunar Paradise.
Have a gander of the beautiful trailer below, that is, if you can make it through to the end without being blinded by tears, and you’ll see the show is reminiscent of the first five minutes of the Pixar movie Up.
After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. Translunar Paradise is told entirely without words — in their place are movement, haunting music and masks.
A powerful and emotional tale of a man who is confronted by the solitude of bereavement, director and performer George Mann took inspiration from WB Yeats’ The Tower and promises: “The audience will be immersed in feeling, sensations and movements. This isn’t a gloomy story, it’s uplifting and all about the wonderful memories William and Rose share together – from their courting days in the 40s through the joys, trials and tribulations of their relationship spanning over 60 years. A really rich tapestry of a life shared together. We hope everyone will go home feeling they’ve experienced something very special.”
Theatre Ad Infinitum is a Lecoq-trained
international ensemble based in London led by artistic directors, Nir Paldi and George Mann. In 2008 Theatre Ad Infinitum was named the Observer’s Best of Fringe for its performance at Edinburgh and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award in 2010. In 2009 the company won The Stage Award for Best Solo Performer and in 2010 was shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award and given the BE Festival Development Award.
Translunar Paradise was one of the smash hits of the 2011 Fringe with five star accolades awarded left, right and centre. It will be a real treat to see it in Liverpool when it comes to the Unity
for one night only on Tuesday, September 27.