The One – An Enchanting Outdoor PerformanceKing Edward Park
Out-door theatre and music will transform King Edward Park as the enduring quest for perfection takes hold of five very different characters in a new production by Tantrum Youth Arts, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s Community Strings.
“The One is about redefining romance for the modern age.” says Lucy Shepherd, Artistic Director of Tantrum. “We’ve looked at traditional fairy tales, musicals and stories and turned them on their head to create something new and relevant.” she says, adding that the live scoring, new writing and outdoor venue is what sets The One apart from other theatre productions. “Site-specific theatre has its own magic, and what is more enchanting than string music and theatre under the stars?” Shepherd asks.
Amy Morris, an emerging theatre-maker and actor involved in directing The One is excited about the different perspectives offered in the performance. “There’s something for everyone with this production.” Morris says of the “universal themes” explored and deconstructed in the show. “It’s about romantic ideals, and how that changes and impacts on different people. It shows that romance isn’t this static thing that is narrowly defined.”
The One is being performed in King Edward Park over 5 evenings from the 18th – 22nd of April, featuring an ensemble cast of local young, emerging and professional artists. Tickets are available from www.tantrum.org.au. The One is supported by Create NSW and Orica’s Community Investment Program.
Dates: April 18th – 22nd
Venue: King Edward Park, Newcastle
Tickets: $35 for full/ $20 for concession
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