imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative performance theatre companies, are set to follow up the critical success of their last production, Hotel Methuselah, with their play, Kellerman, at Exeter Northcott on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21 at 7.30pm.
Combining film, animation and live action, Kellerman is a gothic tale of obsessive desire, demonic doctors and monstrous nurses, a story that explores how meddling with the past can have tragic consequences and how the search for origins can lead to the mind’s disintegration.
The production, devised by the company, Andrew Quick and founder of Impact Theatre Co-operative and Insomniac Productions, Pete Brooks, is an ambitious new work. It has a two-storey set designed by Laura Hopkins (National Theatre of Scotland’s Olivier nominated production of Blackwatch), which incorporates a revolving stage, flying harnesses, moving masks and stunning back and front projections by Simon Wainwright. Within this extraordinary set, the narrative is played across filmed scenes and live action.
imitating the dog experiment with the role of story-telling and narrative with the use of digital media, design and physical performance to create off-kilter worlds within which public and private obsessions – identity, death, love and sexuality – are explored.
It’s all “…near as dammit a total work of art,” according to The Observer
Kellerman is at the Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21 at 7.30pm, with various matinees at 12pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 4pm. Tickets £10 to £16, half price concessions. 01392 493493
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