Dandelion Heart: A new play by RSC Buzz Goodbody Award winner Nikki Moss
Dandelion Heart presented by PinchVanish tells the story of a travelling circus, in which the ringmaster, and most of the cast, seem to have disappeared, leaving behind a small host of strange performers. Benjamin Benjamin, magician extraordinaire, is hell bent on keeping everything ticking along smoothly, and, most importantly, putting on a show, but the lights are breaking, the lions have escaped and the tears in the curtain are only getting bigger. Meanwhile, his young assistant has just discovered that his heart glows a deep, fluorescent blue . . .
Dandelion Heart blends physical performance styles, original music and a sparkling script. It is premiering at the Camden People’s Theatre on the 24th and 25th of March at 9pm, before it plays the Edinburgh Festival.
Producer Oliver Rew says: “Dandelion Heart creates its own universe, and makes sure its audience leaves with that universe buried in their hearts. I’m excited by Nikki’s choreography and brilliant writing, the slightly surreal interludes, but most of all by the original music composed for the show by James Partridge. That’s simply heart-stopping.”
PinchVanish is a company dedicated to creating physical, visceral, playful theatre that speaks to what it is to be alive today. They are a graduate company whose members have previously won the RSC Buzz Goodbody Award for Best Direction (NSDF ’11), the Cambridge Footlights’ Harry Porter Prize, the OTR National Radio Drama Award, the Escalator Ensemble’s Emerging Artist Award (the Cambridge Junction.)
They previously worked together on a production of Antony and Cleopatra that toured the East Coast of the USA, including dates at MIT, Brown, and New York’s ‘Living Theater’. Dandelion Heart will perform at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, and is currently shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Award.
24th and 25th March, 9.00pm
Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 2PY
£12/10 concessions, 0207 419 4841,
Sunday 9th March 2014