Tmesis Theatre premieres new work That’s Amore

Liverpool’s renowned Tmesis Theatre have announced a new brand production for Winter 2015 – and it’s all about love – wanting it, having it, keeping it and losing it.

That’s Amore will open at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool next week on Wednesday 28 January and runs until Saturday 31st January before touring to a further six venues. The 10-date tour will also include Norwich, Ormskirk, Bury, Halifax, Runcorn and Barnsley.

That’s Amore is a hilarious, fast paced, passionate and emotional piece of physical theatre which explores the vast world and culture of romantic love – from chance encounters to hidden desires, and emotional extremes to the science of romance. The piece discovers the flesh and philosophy behind what makes our hearts beat faster.

Tmesis Theatre’s Elinor Randle will this time take the role of Director of the piece– and is the first time in the company’s 10-year history that she has not performed in a production piece.

That’s Amore combines Tmesis’ trademark physicality and an ensemble of performers, with text from long-term collaborator and award winning writer Chris Fittock, stunning visuals and a combination of popular and original music.

A Unity Commission, the play promises to be one which everyone can relate to. That’s Amore will feature a cast of four – Jennifer Essex, Adam Davies, Eleni Edipidi and Ross McCall.

Audiences can also look forward to the production talents of designer Lois Maskell, lighting designer Beccy Hillam, projection designer Sam Meech, and composer Meike Holzmann to set the scene and showcase the play’s musical and visual setting.

Artistic Director Elinor Randle said:

“I am very excited to step away from performing and to direct the new Tmesis piece with four hugely talented performers and a bigger and more visual new direction. The show has an amazing creative team and is a crazy, funny, emotional rollercoaster of a piece, which explores what we all want in the end, to be loved.

“We want audiences to be caught up in the moment, swept away with the excitement, confusion and agony of romance. To recognise how love strips us of our dignity and just how funny it all really is.”

The play will feature songs familiar to most audiences who have been struck by Cupid’s arrow – Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart; A-ha’s Take On Me; Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares To You; George Michael’s Careless Whisper, Leonard Cohen’s Take This Waltz and, of course, the title name, That’s Amore by Dean Martin.

The newest addition to Tmesis Theatre’s impressive production repertoire, That’s Amore joins the list of successful European toured shows, following Tmesis, Memento Mori and Anima, their trilogy on life’s journey, The Dreadful Hours and Wolf Red.

Follow the link for a sneak preview to rehearsals:

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults (£10 / £8 / £5 for concessions).


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