Show beyond words

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AWARD-WINNING Theatre Ad Infinitum is bringing its new play to Lancaster this Saturday.

Translunar Paradise will be performed at The Rake at the Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, at 7.30pm.

After a season which saw the company premiere Translunar Paradise to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, it has gone on to win a number of theatre awards for this production, including the Audience Award at MESS Festival, Sarajevo, and the 1st Prize BE Festival Development Award in 2010.

A spokeman for the company said: “Translunar Paradise takes you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love.

“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.”

The spokesman added: “Exquisitely created, Translunar Paradise is told entirely without words and in their place are movement, haunting music and masks. This is a powerful and emotional tale of a man who is confronted by the solitude of bereavement.”

Director and performer George Mann said: “This is about the gap between young and old. Age, like a mask, can obscure the fact a person was once young.

“We’re working without words to convey this story through the body and music on a poetic level.

“The audience will be immersed in feeling, sensations and movements. We hope they go home feeling they’ve experienced something very special.”

He said: “The last 12 months have been a hugely exciting time for us. We had an incredible Edinburgh Fringe last summer, followed by a great autumn tour. Now we’re really delighted to be on the road again and visiting the Dukes.”

Tickets for Translunar Paradise can be bought online at www.dukes-lancaster.org/book-tickets or by phoning the Dukes box office on 01524 598500.