Dates and Times
Sat 30 - Sun 31 March 2019 at 9pm and 7.15pm on Sun 31 March
Part of our Spring 2019 programme. Browse the full season here.
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Presented by Ryan O’Shea
Aurora borealis comes in view… A cloud appears above your head… and a beam of light comes shining down, on you.
Welcome to I R A N, a solo performance investigating notions of anxiety and the human desire to run away from emotion. Pungent with the euphoric melancholy of electronic music and taking the narrative and stylings of hit song ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’ by 80’s new wave, synth-pop band A Flock of Seagulls, I R A N follows a character as they fall in love with a seagull and struggle to face their feelings. A treadmill, a scrolling LED text bar and a mute performer guide audiences through an unusual world formed with a sharp, mesmeric aesthetic.
Playful, surreal, and lonely, this is for those who dream of running… of running far away…
What audiences think
“an entrance into a wonderful 80’s fantasy world, retro, futuristic & deeply nostalgic”
“Innovative, beautifully imaginative, great music, strong clever performer”
“Like a music gig, magical, mesmerising, tender. You must see it.”
“cutting edge, conceptual, playful, clever”
“Like a techy Kate Bush wonderland. Really intriguing.”
“A wonderfully complex meeting of storytelling, imagination, emotion, light, curiosity, euphoria, exploration of the untellable and just mesmerising! I loved it and was so interested.”
Ab0ut the artist
Ryan is a Bristol based theatre maker, devising theatre that is honest, playful and aware. Part of Anglo-Belgian theatre collective Reckless Sleepers, he also makes work with Michael Pinchbeck and Massive Owl. He has produced Flare International Festival of New Theatre 2017 and helped present work internationally in France, Germany and India.
Image credit (c) Ryan O’Shea