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Theatre & Dance

Extant: The Chairs  

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Tue 12 Apr, 8pm | Wed 13 Apr, 2pm | Tickets £10.50 (£8.50) | Theatre | Age 12+

Includes Touch Tour and post-show talk

By Eugene Ionesco
Translation by Martin Crimp
Produced by Extant

A rare opportunity to see a live performance of this ground breaking absurdist play in a unique interpretation, with audio description cleverly incorporated into the live performance, by Extant the UK’s leading blind and Visually Impaired theatre company.

An elderly couple frantically prepare chairs to welcome a procession of invisible guests to their isolated home - an uncertain space where anarchy, ageing and anxiety collide. Who is the mysterious orator they all await? And what will their world-changing message be?

The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco, one of the foremost figures of avant garde theatre, was first produced in 1952 at the Théâtre Lancry, Paris. It was revived by Theatre de Complicite and the Royal Court Theatre in 1998, and became hit in London and on Broadway.

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    “great inventiveness, creativity, storytelling and moments of genuine tenderness and humanity that really connects you to the characters”

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    “imaginative direction keeps the piece feeling dynamic and varied. An intriguing evening for anyone who enjoys the abstract and absurd.“

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