Sunday, 27 January 2013

Manipulate 101: To The End Of Love

Coming direct from Finland, TIP Connection retell the myth of Blue Beard, using costumes, props and a little bit of psychological analysis. Avoiding the usual blood and guts of the opera and fairy-tale, To The End Of Love uses the story to explore how all lovers have a history, and how that history can become jealousy.

Director Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya keeps away from words and manipulates dresses to follow the young bride on her descent into her beloved's castle. Capitalising on the allegorical power of the fairy-tale, this adult production has the heroine battle not so much with a physical danger as the memories of her lover's previous lovers. The refusal to cast these lovers as victims, but rather tormentors of both husband and wife, To The End of Love is less concerned with the mythical symbolism of the fairy-tale than a more immediate study of jealousy.

Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya's trick is to recognise the emotive power of the dress and fabric: to show how the clothes make the person, even replace them. The ghostly spectacle of clothes without people adds to the atmosphere of illusion and insecurity.

    • Traverse
    • Date - Monday 4 February
    • Time - 7:30PM
    • Price - £15.50 / £11.50 / £6
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    • The Lemon Tree
    • Date - Saturday 2 Feburary
    • Time - 7:00PM
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    • Date - Wednesday 6 February
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    • Norwich Puppet Theatre
    • Date - Friday 8 February
    • Time - 7:30PM
    • Price - £13 / £10 / £8 / £5 (festival passes available)
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