Bluebeard

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Bluebeard
33 1/3 Collective

[UK Premiere]
Tramway
14 – 18 November

Wednesday 14 – 19.30
Thursday 15 – 19.30
Friday 16 – 19.30 (Followed by Q&A)
Saturday 17 – 14.30 & 19.30
Sunday 18 – 14.30 & 16.00
(50 mins)
Limited Capacity

7-day advance - £9/£6
Full Price - £12/£8

tramway.org or 0845 330 3501

It was said that the rooms in the Bluebeard legend mirrored the workings of man’s psyche and that the relentless quest by the female protagonist to enter these rooms, regardless of the consequences, represented women’s pursuit of truth.

In our production the conventions of classical theatre are shifted, transforming the male protagonist into a virtual circumstance. And the female protagonist, of the same virtual making, leads the audience through the several doorways enabling a sense of what is happening behind ‘closed doors’. The resultant atmosphere is that of experiencing the inside of the chambers whilst witnessing a fatal destiny.

In collaboration with ten musicians the score was written by improvising on our visual themes. Additionally a soundscape was created by Michael de Roo.

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

 

Collective 33 1/3 is a collaboration between artists Douwe Dijkstra, Jules van Hulst and Coen Huisman.  The collective create images, atmospheres and theatrical scenes to  develop multimedia environments. Their acclaimed production of Bluebeard premiered at Voi-Z Festival (Zwolle, Netherlands) in 2011 and recently enjoyed critical success at Operadagen 2012 (Rotterdam, Netherlands).

33one3rd.com

Image: Mark Groen