Life for Beginners
From: Tuesday, 4th September 2012
To: Saturday, 29 September 2012
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"Some people described a plague, others a cloud. Some people found God, others lost him. Over one hundred people claim the incident caused them to fall in love." Tony meets himself but younger. Emma and Sam meet but can never touch. Eva meets Quinn before either goes too far. Nina's not sure she should ever have met James. And Mark tries to stop Hayley making a tit of herself on national TV. In a play that spans all ages we explore the magical and joyful moments in our everyday lives.
10 September 2012
In Life for Beginners , a new piece from Theatre503 artistic directors Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman, five stories combine. Although each is a separate tale, they are linked by the degree of anguish and heartache it takes for the characters to connect with each other.
The vignettes, each the work of a different playwright, focus on five diverse relationships, from the clumsy attempts of a sperm to seduce an egg to the very modern tale of a lonely couple in their 60s finding love through Guardian Soulmates. The interwoven structure adds to the sense of disconnection and missed opportunity as the narratives are often abruptly severed at a moment of tension, using the starkly lit and sparsely furnished set to make fluid transitions between the various characters’ lives.
Despite the sadness behind many of the stories, the mood is upbeat and, as ...
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