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 or by phoning the Dukes box office on 01524 598500.