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VOLCANO THEATRE COMPANY

  

Nationality:    Welsh
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Based in Swansea, Volcano is an international touring company of 20 years' standing that has produced 25 professional shows and toured to 38 countries from Argentina to Azerbaijan. their style is bold, exuberANT and contemporary, and their mission is to make fearless and inspiring Theatre for intelligent, imaginative people of all kinds in Wales, the UK and beyond. they have a reputation for energetic, unpredictable and arresting work that combines strong visual impact, physicality and intelligent text.

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        147 Questions about Love         After the Orgy         Alice In Wonderland         Blinda         Confessions         Dead Cat Bounce         Destination         few little drops, A         From my Point of View         Greek         How to Live         I-Witness         LOVE         Macbeth, The Director's Cut         Magbeth         Manifesto         Medea Sexwar         Prosthetic Soul         ROMEO & JULIET (An independent inquiry)         Shelf Life         Tell-tale Heart         Time of My Life         Torsk         Town That Went Mad, The         Unfinished Business         Unknown Pleasures: the Elsinore Project         Unknown Pleasures: Threshold         V         Vagina Dentata         What Am I Doing Here?



147 Questions about Love

Synopsis:
Are your emotions pure? Are your nerves adjustable? How do you stand in relation to the potato? Was your father a bastard outright, a medium bastard or a light bastard? Do you find all these questions fascinating, impertinent, or just plain impossible? 147 Questions about Love brings you up-close and personal with an unusual and tender duet, based on a novel made entirely of questions. Its about our fascination with each other, our attempts to articulate, and the uncertainty of communication. Perhaps you have all of the answers, or perhaps we will only succeed in making you ask more questions. . .

Notes:
devised and performed by Paul Davies and Catherine Bennett in response to the novel The Interrogative Mood.

1st Produced:
Dance Base at the Edinburgh Fringe    Aug 2014

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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dance theatre

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After the Orgy

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1st Produced:
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London    1998

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Volcano Theatre Company

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Alice In Wonderland

Synopsis:
This production of Alice in Wonderland is about crossing the threshold between childhood and adulthood, and about the behaviour of one generation or culture seen through the eyes of another. Volcanos brave, stupid and beautiful brand of theatre is an intriguing match for Lewis Carrolls deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure. Volcano brings an all-female cast and an older-than-usual Alice.

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Blinda

Synopsis:
A sensory adventure for audiences. Step off the street, and into a darkened room. You can hear someone breathing. Maybe it is your own breath. You can sense someone moving. the ground beneath your feet feels strange. You are not alone. BLINDA is an exchange between audience and performers. You will find yourself in unfamiliar circumstances, where the distinction between yourself and others seems less clear. Your actions are reflected back at you, and resonate outwards from you in ways you never imagined. BLINDA takes its cue from Kafka's short story the Double, in which a man walks down the street and sees someone who looks exactly the same as he does. As a consequence of this his life changes forever. We invite you to look into a mirror and realize that for a short space of time you will not see yourself  you will see nothing; you will have disappeared. And when you return, things might have changed. the world is not quite what it seemed, and the needs of strangers are the same as yours.

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1st Produced:
Swansea: 229 High Street    16 Apr 2012

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Volcano Theatre Company

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Confessions

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-    2002

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Volcano Theatre Company

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Dead Cat Bounce

Synopsis:
Dead Cat Bounce' began life as a topical look at the current economic and cultural crisis, and a critical exploration of the need to have our relationship with life mediated by 'experts'. Volcano theatre Company did all the research, and even talked a bit about equations. But the topicality gradually disappeared - or at least, it didn't really disappear but it started to follow resonances, to reach out a bit and pick up different lines of continuity or moments of change. they found ourselves in 1977. A thriving year for plane hijackings, and a busy period for the terrorists of the Red Army Faction. the Sex Pistols and the the Clash released their seminal albums, and Spain's fascist regime gasped its last breaths. It was also the year that General Zia took over in Pakistan, who would preside over the Islamification of that state and fund the mujahideen in Afghanistan. He was also keen on privatisation and deregulation, nuclear weapons and the curtailment of civil liberties, and would make Pakistan the key strategic ally of the West in that region, with consequences that are still unfolding across the globe. the Vietnam war, of course, was over, although its meanings for American culture and global politics were far from closed. Which brings us to where Dead Cat Bounce begins, on the set of Apocalypse Now. Coppola continued to shoot his film throughout 1977. One weekend in the autumn of that year, a very different event took place on the other side of the world. At Cardiff University in Wales, a conference was gathering which aimed to take the temperature of a 'dying century'. Experts in numerous disciplines converged to present their papers at the Cardiff International Conference on Consciousness and Nihilism. Among the thronging intellectuals there, were two very particular young delegates. A small part of their lives and stories unfold against the twin backdrops of the conference rooms and Coppola's film. Oh, and somewhere in all this you might well spot a dead cat. Bouncing. . .

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Destination

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1st Produced:
-    2001

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few little drops, A

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1st Produced:
-    2007

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From my Point of View

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1st Produced:
-    1988

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Volcano Theatre Company

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Greek

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1st Produced:
-    1988

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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How to Live

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1st Produced:
-    1994

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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I-Witness

Synopsis:
a shimmeringly unusual meditation tracing a walk through the Suffolk countryside.

Notes:
Inspired By Novel the Rings Of Saturn By W G Sebald

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Volcano Theatre Company

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LOVE

Synopsis:
Exuberant, sensual and violently passionate, Volcano's award-winning Shakespearean threesome has toured all over the world. L.O.V.E. is a landmark production in British theatre, directed and choreographed by Nigel Charnock. It is based on Shakespeare's love sonnets. Three lovers, a poet, a dark lady and a lovely boy, grapple amorously with one another as they wrestle breathlessly with some of the greatest poems in English - See more at: http://www.assemblyfestival.com/event.php?id=580#sthash.f5VV73fu.dpuf

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1st Produced:
-    1992

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Macbeth, The Director's Cut

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1st Produced:
-    2000

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Magbeth

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1st Produced:
-    1989

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Manifesto

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Medea Sexwar

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1st Produced:
-    1991

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Prosthetic Soul

Synopsis:
This hilarious and satirical new musical delves into the impossible promises of modern medicine and cosmetic surgery, welcoming you to a surreal dystopia of (im)patient care and private profit. Once seen as the preserve of vain celebrities and the super-rich, cosmetic surgery has now become part of everyday life, offering us yet another constant reminder of our imperfections, and shifting the goalposts of normality. Why submit to the indignity of growing old or being ugly when even the hard-pressed can save up and buy their way out of nature's cruel game with an endoscopic eyebrow lift or a lower trunk body-tuck? Attractive people succeed in life, get paid more and climb the ladder faster than those less appealing to the eye  is rejuvenating our sagging faces or nether regions just another part of our duty to maximise our advantages in a competitive world? A show for anyone who has ever looked in the mirror and thought "What if..?" Prosthetic Soul is an exciting new collaboration between Mr & Mrs Clark and Volcano. Mr & Mrs Clark create unique and astonishing performances, often with partners including Chapter, Tactile Bosch, Taliesin and Marc Rees. Volcano is Wales' leading contemporary theatre company.

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Volcano and Mr & Mrs Clark

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Musical

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ROMEO & JULIET (An independent inquiry)

Synopsis:
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Notes:
based on Shakespeare

1st Produced:
-    2004

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Shelf Life

Synopsis:
Shelf Life is an extraordinary theatrical adventure exploring a magical building at the heart of Swansea's history. Enter the outer courtyard, labyrinthine stacks and circular reading room of the Old Library in Alexandra Road. the last books were cleared out and the doors closed to the public at the end of 2007. Now, like ghosts, we can browse the shelves once more, and even poke our noses in to places where once only librarians could be found. Brace yourself for surprises and strange occurrences, singing librarians, extraordinary dancers, and for a little more noise and disruption than is usually allowed.

Notes:
Music by Peter Swaffer Reynolds

1st Produced:
Old Library, Swansea    07 Apr 2010

Organisations:
National Theatre Wales in partnership with Volcano Theatre and Welsh National Opera

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Tell-tale Heart

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1st Produced:
-    1988

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Time of My Life

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1st Produced:
-    1998

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Torsk

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1st Produced:
-    2000

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Town That Went Mad, The

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1st Produced:
-    1997

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Volcano Theatre Company

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Unfinished Business

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1st Produced:
-    2002

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Unknown Pleasures: the Elsinore Project

Synopsis:
devised piece taking inspiration from films of David Lynch, the work of Heiner Muller and different Hamlet's from David Tenant to Ethan Hawkes.

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1st Produced:
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University    13 May 2010

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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Unknown Pleasures: Threshold

Synopsis:
Though billed as a piece inspired by the history of Swansea's Palace theatre, this was in truth an exploration of just one period in its history: namely, the early 1980s, when it was a gay nightclub called Jingles
- Graham Williams

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1st Produced:
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University    2008

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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V

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1st Produced:
-    1991

Organisations:
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Vagina Dentata

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1st Produced:
-    1995

Organisations:
Volcano Theatre Company

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What Am I Doing Here?

Synopsis:
a test for Britishness by a process that is intimidating, surreal, funny and puzzling

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  8 actors

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