LED strip the Light fantastic

A highly-inventive theatre company bring their latest production Light to the Arts Centre at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk next Tuesday.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 24th January 2015, 8:00 am
Theatre Ad Infinitum - 'Light'
Theatre Ad Infinitum - 'Light'

Following sell-out shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe it is now on a UK tour.

Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants.

Charged with hunting down ‘terrorists’ who seek illegal disconnection, a young government agent encounters an enigmatic figure from his shadowy past.

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This nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power blends storytelling and a pulsating soundscape by composer Chris Bartholomew to draw audiences into a sci-fi realm, entirely illuminated by LED strip and torchlight.

Created by the company behind Translunar Paradise and Ballad of the Burning Star, which both toured extensively to critical acclaim, Light is yet another original production from a company whose work constantly shifts in style.

Light was created with deaf actor Matty Gurney, who performed in the show during its Edinburgh run and reprises his role for the tour. Matty regularly appears on the BBC’s See Hear and appeared in British Sign Language soap opera Switched.

After next week’s performance Light will also be staged at the Lowry Studio in Salford on February 4-5 and King George’s Hall, Blackburn on February 16.

Box office: 01695 584480 or www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre

Box office: 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com

Box office: 01254 582579 or www.kinggeorgeshall.com

David Upton