Solo Duets for the Future

Short performances in peculiar spaces

SOLO DUETS FOR THE FUTURE

From 14 April

Volcano has commissioned a series of short original performances for some of the many strange spaces within our labyrinth of a building in Swansea High Street. We wanted to make it possible for people to see unusual and interesting new work without the risk, ritual and expense of a whole night out at the theatre.

BILLY MAXWELL TAYLOR – Rain Pours Like Coffee Drops
JAMES NASH – Automa
RHIANNON MAIR – Ar Lan y Môr
BURIED THUNDER THEATRE CO – Ibeji (The Twins who Danced with Death)
FRANCESCA FARGION – The Singing Agony Aunt
REBECCA SMITH WILLIAMS – Chocolate Cake

All of these pieces are around 3o minutes long, and have been crafted by one or two performers to make apt and surprising uses of cupboards, galleries, corridors, bars and even garages. Tickets are cheap, and you can catch them at lunchtime, just after work, or as a break from whatever else you are doing. It’s a chance to be surprised, entertained, energised, amused, infuriated, delighted, awakened, or baffled – for a short while in the course of an ordinary day in the life of the city.

The shows in this series are all very different – we’ve got robots, rain, rising sea levels and unaffordable homes, musical agony aunts, chocolate cake, and averted apocalypses. What connects these diverse works is that they all look towards the future – imagining new possibilities (or catastrophes) or exploring other ways of being.

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