The Capital

Stan's Cafe

31 Jan 2 Feb
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The Capital

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Watch, as if from the window of a bus, as the big city glides by.

See lives converge and diverge as rich and poor share the same streets, each pursuing their own contrasting ambitions.

If you ever feel you have to run in order to stand still, or see others gliding through life while you struggle to survive, or experience a relationship drifting apart, or a goal retreating as fast as you advance on it – then you will recognise life in The Capital.

Performed without words to a stunning soundtrack The Capital uses moving walkways to create an extraordinary flowing feat of visual storytelling. It turns themes of financial and social inequality into a beautiful, thoughtful and emotionally gripping experience.

Led by founder-artistic director James Yarker, Birmingham-based Stan's Cafe has toured its work throughout the UK and abroad for almost thirty years.

Produced in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

London premiere.

Part of the London International Mime Festival 2019.

An after-show discussion hosted by journalist and critic Lyn Gardner will take place following the Sat 2 Feb, 2.30pm performance.

Duration: 1h 30m (no interval)
Age guidance: 12+

"A company of real artistic innovators who always have new things to say and new ways of saying them"

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"Wonderfully thoughtful and intelligent"

Exeunt on The Cardinals

"Breaking the mould of what theatre can and might be"

The Guardian on Of All The People In All The World

"Enthralling theatre like this renders text obsolete"

Total Theatre

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