Theatre Gumbo-Are You Lovin it?
Saturday October 7th, 7pm
All seats £10
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This is a double bill of Gumbo goofiness, greatness and unique talent!
Are you lovin it?
Are you ready to peer into the WacDonalds store and experience a happy meal of truly original international fringe Theatre?
Join Theatre Gumbo at the Royal Manor Theatre to enjoy their award winning madcap, surreal and hyper show. Adored by Fringe events across the world, winning awards in San Diego, and Edmonton this is one show you really can't afford to miss!
Theatre Group GUMBO was established by Director Kayo Tamura in 1994. Based in Osaka, this group has performed original works in 33 cities in 10 countries and received many awards. GUMBO's work is frantic, high energy, grotesque and full of black humour. Through aggressive direction, they expose the lies and truth of contemporary living, tempered only by laughing which hovers disturbingly between the ecstatic and hysterical.
Note: This production has Adult Themes, Strong Language & References about Rape.
I'm a forgetful princess. Is it bad to forget? What happens if I remember who I am? What did I forget? In a world without love, why would I want love?
"Princess" that everyone longs for once. But I'm not Snow White, Cinderella, or Sleeping Beauty. I am a forgetful princess.
Is it bad to forget?
What happens if I remember who I am? What did I forget?
In a world without love, why would I want love?
For Princess Amnesia, forgetting is a shield that protects her from her past trauma and the complexity of society, but it also gives her despair.
Like a disjointed puzzle, her memories and emotions are deranged and she loses her identity as to who she is.
This production is based on the issues she faced, such as young carers, mental disabilities, and child neglects. However, behind this lies social issues such as discrimination and exploitation of foreign workers in Japan that her parents' generation experienced.
Princess Amnesia not only expresses the crisis of individual identity, but her figure is a mirror that reflects society, depicting the crisis of modern society.
By digging deep into her forgotten memories, audiences will experience the crisis the world's young people face across borders.
Can a person truly know themselves without the memories that shape their identity?
Is it easy to find an identity in the modern society we live in now? Is Princess Amnesia, born of modern society, abnormal? In a world without love, why would we want love?
This is the world premiere of this production. This production has Adult Themes, Strong Language & References about Rape.
18:30 Doors open
19:00-20:00 Are you lovin it? (1 hr)
20:15-21:00 Princess Amnesia (45 mins)