Drama set for autumn Premirere at Liverpool's Unity Theatre
'HOME', is a new multi disciplinary production from Physical Lab's
Yorgos Karamalegos, will be premiered in Liverpool this Autumn.
The drama will be staged at the City's independent Unity Theatre on Tuesday, 24
November and on Wednesday, 25 November 2015. Home will then head to London,
where it can be seen in January 2016. It will be staged at the Chisenhale Dance
Space, on Friday, 29 January and Saturday, 30 January 2016. There are then plans
to tour the show nationally and internationally in 2016/2017.
Home is an original devised multi disciplinary performance inspired by
Euripides' Medea, which will immerse the audience in a world of powerful
emotions and senses. Euripides offers a timeless study on political and social
issues, as well as deep contemporary insight into the human psychic.
Home is directed by celebrated performer and physical acting teacher Yorgos
Karamalegos, who is also the co-founder of Tmesis Theatre. This is Yorgos' first
main production after a decade co-creating work with Tmesis Theatre, which
includes four years of theatre making research and actors' training through his
international laboratory for performance, Physical Lab.
Yorgos' impressive CV also includes his work as co-founder of Physical Fest, the
international annual physical theatre festival which takes place in Liverpool
and is well established on the physical theatre circuit.
Director Yorgos Karamalegos commented:- "Home signifies a new beginning in
my career after a decade with Tmesis and four years of research in theatre
making through the laboratory. I now feel equipped to experiment with daring
ways of creating theatre. My ultimate goal is to create deeply engaging
theatrical experiences, where my audiences can make their own interpretations on
the story and to reflect them on aspects of their own lives. Home promises to be
an evocative and highly entertaining theatre production. The world of 'Home' is
a poetic landscape that shifts between childhood to adulthood, in order to
explore the feelings of desire, love, betrayal, suppression and revenge. It's a
piece of theatre that reads the symbolisms behind 1 of the most famous and
powerful characters in the history of drama, as opposed to the literal
interpretations. We're very much looking forward to premiering Home in Liverpool
before we take the production to London audiences in January 2016."
Home is a universal story, aimed at theatregoers and new audiences. It
introduces an exhilarating combination of new text, poetry, voices, songs and
rhythms, movement and stillness for a wider exploration of the definition of
It is a hero's journey of a man seeking his inner voice, looking back in time
and reflecting on the key moments of his life in order to penetrate the masks
and understand the symbolisms behind it. The hero becomes a story teller, a
mirror of his current reality and his past stories.
The production based on personal experiences, poetry and imagery will be
created. It is a quest, the journey that it is required for the people today;
more than ever due to all the multiple distractions that we face from technology
to politics; to reach a space of clarity, personal freedom and expression.
Audiences are invited to release their suppressed desires, break away from
conventional thinking and reconnect with their feelings; inspiring the hero from
The new production has been created in collaboration with Yorgos' new ensemble
of international artists Despina Sidiropoulou and Tatiana Spivakova.
The drama is supported by movement director Pablo Aran Gimeno, who is 1 of the
main dancers of Pina Bausch Tanzthater; costume design by Venia Palychronaki;
and lighting designer Marc Williams, who is the former lighting operation
manager at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre who currently working with the National
Theatre in London.
The show is produced by Hope Street Ltd and Physical Lab, and is supported by
The Arts Council of England, Tmesis Theatre, Physical Fest and La Replique.
Theatre:- Unity Theatre
Location:- 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG
Performance dates:- Tuesday, 24 November and Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Performance time:- 8.00pm
Tickets:- £12 / £10 Concessions, plus 50p card transaction / £1 postage
Book online by visiting:-
UnityTheatreLiverpool.Co.UK or by calling
the Box Office on:- 0151 709 4988.
Theatre:- Chisenhale Dance Space
Location:- 64 to 84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ
Performance dates:- Friday, 29 January and Saturday, 30 January 2016
Performance time:- 7:15pm
Tickets:- £16 / £13 Concessions
Book online by visiting:-
ChisenhaleDanceSpace.Co.UK or by calling
the box office on:- 0208 981 6617.