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Olivier Award-nominated ‘Lost Dog’ come to Liverpool as part of LEAP Dance Festival

An audio described performance and touch tour will take place for blind and visually impaired audience members.

Olivier Award-nominated ‘Lost Dog’ come to Liverpool as part of LEAP Dance Festival

by Culture Liverpool

Lost Dog’s new show Juliet and Romeo has swept across the UK with enormous success and is stopping off in Liverpool for one night only on Friday 9 November at the Capstone Theatre, as part of Leap Dance Festival 2018.

The company are also delighted to have been working with Anne Hornsby from Mindseye and their Associate Director, Raquel Meseguer to deliver audio described performances for those who are blind and visually impaired. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a touch tour prior to the performance. There is a specially discounted price of just £7.50 for access seats when booking over the phone for this performance, these tickets include entry to the pre-show touch tour which is taking place at 7pm by ringing the festival box office on 0344 800 0410.

Olivier award nominated Lost Dog’s new show Juliet and Romeo, reveals the never before seen story behind the Shakespearean classic Romeo and Juliet. This tragedy by William Shakespeare has been adapted numerous times throughout history being heavily revised and modified to suit individual director’s visions.

But, never like this…

Ben Duke has created an alternate version in which literature’s most famous young lovers didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least.

Now in their 40’s and experiencing a marital crisis brought on by growing seething resentments and the pressure which accompanies being the poster couple for romantic love, the show sees them try couple’s therapy.

Romeo (portrayed by Ben Duke) is described by Duke as experiencing a mid-life crisis, trying to make the transition from the passionate and impulsive teenage boy he was into the man he wants to become.

Juliet (portrayed by Solene Weinachter) on the other hand is more focused on the past than the future, being narcissistically attached to the extraordinary teenager she had been and is finding the mundane ordinariness of her current adult life a struggle to come to terms with.

Duke and Weinachter dance and talk their way through an untold version of the popular story. The performance consists of a combination of fast-paced inventive writing with interleaving movement and expertly timed music creating a truly enthralling evening for audiences

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet takes on the cultural obsession with youth and people’s issues with longevity.

Lost Dog is a dance theatre company led by Artistic Director Ben Duke. Lost Dog endeavours to occupy a unique position in theatrical production drawing in and mixing ideas from a combination of theatre, dance, comedy, circus and storytelling in a way no other company does. Lost Dog’s mission is to create performances which connect audiences to themselves and to each other.

MDI , one of the UK’s leading strategic dance agencies celebrates 25 years in Liverpool with Leap Dance Festival 2018. Leap dance festival 2018 is one of the most anticipated dance festivals, bringing over ten days of exclusive dance to the Liverpool City Region. Taking place from 2 to 12 November, LEAP coincides with the 25th anniversary of Merseyside Dance Initiative, who program the festival. The festival will mainly take place at venues across Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus, with one final show at The Epstein Theatre.

LEAP 2018 is part of the #Liverpool2018 celebrations which mark ten years since the city received the prestigious 2008 Capital of Culture title. Each production in the festival will be making their Liverpool debut meaning this the perfect opportunity for audiences to experience never before seen performances.

REVIEWS

“Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour.”

The Stage *****

“Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy.”

The Guardian *****

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LISTING DETAILS

 

Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Fri 9 November

Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

Tickets can be purchased via TicketQuarter on www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/leap-2018

For full information on the festival please visit www.leap2018.co.uk

 

An audio trailer for the show can be found here:

https://lostdogdance.co.uk/news/audio-described-bsl-performances-juliet-romeo/juliet-and-romeo-audio-trailer-lost-dog/

 

More information on the access performance can be found here https://lostdogdance.co.uk/news/audio-described-bsl-performances-juliet-romeo/

Image Credit: Zoe Manders

 

FULL LEAP DANCE FESTIVAL LISTINGS

 

Liz Aggiss: Slap and Tickle

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Fri 2 November

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

Shake it Up! Youth Dance Showcase

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Sun 4 November

Tickets: £7.50/6.50

 

Gaby Agis: Shouting Out Loud

The Great Hall

Date: Mon 5 November

Tickets: £7.50/6.50

 

Jo Fong: An Invitation

The Warehouse Studio Theatre

Date: Tues 6 November

Tickets: £9.50/7.50

 

Double Bill: Laila Diallo – In This Moment & Liz Roche – WRoNGHEADED

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Tues 6 November

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

Northern Dance Platform: Andrea Buckley / taciturn / Claricia Parinussa

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Weds 7 November

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

Uchenna Dance: The Head Wrap Diaries

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Thurs 8 November

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

Cultiv8 Seminar and performances

Multivenue

Date: Thurs 8 November

Tickets: £50

 

Cultiv8 Mixed Bill: Claricia Parinussa / Nafisah Baba / Jeanne Travers / Charlene Kaliyati

The Warehouse Studio Theatre

Date: Thurs 8 November

Tickets: £9.50/7.50

 

NW Seen: Part 1:  Kate Jackson / Baba Yaga / Paula Hampson

The Warehouse Studio Theatre

Date: Fri 9 November

Tickets: £9.50/7.50

 

Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Fri 9 November

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

NW Seen: Part 2:  Vicci Riley Herring Girls

The Warehouse Studio Theatre

Date: Sat 10 November

Tickets: £9.50/7.50

 

Rosie Kay Dance Company: MK Ultra

The Capstone Theatre

Date: Saturday 10 November

Tickets: £11.50/9.50

 

Avant Garde Dance: Fagin’s Twist

The Epstein Theatre

Date: Mon 12 November

Tickets: £14/12

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