“A triumph, theatrical magic” – The Times on ‘The Festival’
“Revolutionary theatre” – Time Out on ‘The Catastrophe Trilogy’
“Impossible to pigeon-hole, crosses boundaries and brings people together” – The Guardian
“A wonderful body of work” – The Guardian
This new work by Lone Twin, a raucous re-imagining of Sam Shepard’s True West, is Whelan and Winters much anticipated return to duo performance making following an eight-year hiatus. The project, which moves through and around Shepard’s piece, began as a way of looking at the social, cultural and political phenomena of disagreement and reconciliation. True West, placed by Shepard in a kitchen in a house in a suburb some 40 miles out of Los Angeles in the late 1970s, takes the storm of a family argument, between two brothers, as its site of conflict. Performed as a two-hander, Whelan and Winters are joined on stage by a group drawn from the presenting theatre’s technical, front-of-house and administrative teams; sat around a table they join in, giving voice as a massively under-rehearsed, though extremely spirited, chorus. It’s going to be quite a night.
About Lone Twin:
Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters formed Lone Twin in 1997. The company’s work is met with popular and critical acclaim across the world. Recent productions include The Boat Project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Street Dance for Sadler’s Wells and the Sydney Festival.