Release date: Thursday 7 February 2019
NEWPORT’S MILLENNIALS TAKE TO THE STAGE IN NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ RADICAL STORM.3: TOGETHER AND ALONE
National Theatre Wales’ The Storm Cycle continues in March with a typically innovative show. STORM.3: Together and Alone is both a philosophical stream-of-consciousness on personal freedom and, in keeping with the Cycle’s aims, a surprising theatrical experiment defying conventions and keeping audiences on their toes.
This brand new show created by Mike Brookes, made and performed in Newport, will juxtapose text inspired by The Ethics of Ambiguity, an extraordinary collection of essays written by Simone de Beauvoir amidst the desolation and optimism that followed WWII, with snippets of more familiar contemporary political statements and cultural soundbites.
Its remarkable cast of actors and spoken word artists are drawn from the increasingly vocal yet politically under-represented millennial generation of the area. They include Connor Allen, Justin Cliffe, Abigail Fitzgerald, Zaru Jonson, Rufus Mufasa, Seren Vickers, Poppy Rivers-Vincent and Alexa Jones-Young.
STORM.3: Together and Alone will be performed at the Neon in Newport, during the weeks leading up to the UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU. Tickets for this groundbreaking new show are on sale now.
This is the third instalment of National Theatre Wales’ The Storm Cycle; a non-linear series of experimental theatre productions conceived and directed by Mike Brookes (with Mike Pearson, for the first two). These multimedia works are made and performed at different locations across Wales, a radical mechanism for exploring two key themes; truth and testimony.
National Theatre Wales present
STORM.3: TOGETHER AND ALONE
PART OF THE STORM CYCLE
Conceived and created by Mike Brookes
Based on Pour une morale de l’ambiguïté by Simone de Beauvoir
Sound Designer: Mike Beer
Composer: Tic Ashfield
Associate Director: Julia Thomas
Emerging Director: Kyle Legall
Cast includes: Connor Allen, Justin Cliffe, Abigail Fitzgerald, Zaru Jonson, Rufus Mufasa, Seren Vickers, Poppy Rivers-Vincent and Alexa Jones-Young
Dates & Times: 21-23 March 2019, 7.30pm
Location: The Neon, Clarence Place, Newport NP19 7AB
By phone: 029 2037 1689 (Please note: £1 booking fee per ticket applies when booking by phone)
Tickets: £10, £7.50 conc inc. under 30s and local residents
Age guidance: 14+
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Mike Brookes is an award-winning artist, director and designer, whose work has always bridged media. He co-founded the performance collective Pearson/Brookes in 1997, focusing on intermedial and located performance work, most recently co-creating a series of acclaimed large-scale works in collaboration with NTW – including The Persians, Coriolan/us and Iliad. His work has been widely commissioned and presented across Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and the USA, over three decades of innovative and immersive theatre making.
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National Theatre Wales has been making English-language productions in locations all over Wales, the UK, internationally and online since March 2010. It operates from a small base in Cardiff’s city centre, but works all over the country and beyond, using Wales’ rich and diverse landscape, its towns, cities and villages, its incredible stories and rich talent as its inspiration. National Theatre Wales is supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales.