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Reykavik Comes to Contact

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This intimate, multi-sensory and immersive theatrical experience invites an audience of twenty five to don forensic suits and explore the world of Reykjavik, in search of a half-forgotten love affair. Created collaboratively with an award-winning team of directors, including Lucinka Eisler and Carolina Valdes alongside neuroscientist Hugo Spiers, Shams take us on a guided journey through the realms of recollection. Part travelogue, part forensic reconstruction, Reykjavík is an exploration through a city of extremes, asking how far can we trust our own memory?

Founded in 2001 by artistic director Jonathan Young, Shams create moving and imaginative performances for audiences, ranging from visually stunning theatre to site-specific, experimental, promenade and immersive experiences. Previous Shams work includes Total Theatre Award nominated (2006) The Garden and The Multi Storey (2008), a thriller set in a shopping mall car park.

The show embarks on a national tour following a successful run at Edinburgh in 2010 supported by Escalator East to Edinburgh, as well as performances as the Colchester Arts Centre, South Hill Park, Greenham Arts and Pulse Festival 2010 (New Wolsey, Ipswich).

Reykjavik is produced by Sarah Sansom from Time Won’t Wait & supported by Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust and it's at Contact in Manchester from 7 - 11 June. 


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