Dead Wedding

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A reinvention of the Orpheus Myth which blends puppetry, film and opera. Read More >

Dead Wedding reinvents the Orpheus myth using a macabre mix of puppetry, film and opera. The story unfolds in Hades, the land of the dead; a surreal landscape populated by desperate souls and corroding memories.

Ripped apart by the fickle Bacchae, Orpheus is busy gathering his strewn body parts back together. If he can find Eurydice and persuade her to remarry him, they can be together for eternity, but she is desperately tryign to wash something terrible away…

Cult puppetry company Faulty Optic is renowned for its haunting visual theatre.

Mira Calix’s music uses jittering beats and experimental electronic textures.

This show is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and above.

Presented in association with the London International Mime Festival and Opera North.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 22/01/2008

Closing Night: 26/01/2008

Running time: 80 mins (no interval)

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Faulty Optic

Author - Conceived by Faulty Optic

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Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS