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Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Story of the Mother, this thrilling dance adaptation The Mother premieres in Edinburgh this December starring internationally acclaimed prima ballerina, Natalia Osipova. This enchanting production has a strictly limited run of only two performances.
As a young single mother sets out to save her child, she must face impossible trials and cross the line between dreams, reality and life and death itself. Will she succumb to the forces of evil, or will the power of motherhood prevail?
The Mother is a compelling, instinctive story about motherhood. With an original score by Frank Moon and Dave Price, design by Yann Seabra and lighting by David Plater, this avant-garde new piece conjures a dangerous, kaleidoscopic world, combining narrative dance and drama.
Natalia Osipova takes the lead alongside the multi-award-winning Jonathan Goddard
Director and choreographer Arthur Pita
Original music Frank Moon and Dave Price
Dramaturge Anna Rulevskaya
Set Designer Yann Searba
Lighting Designer David Plater
The Mother is presented by London-based company Bird&Carrot Productions, founded by Alexandrina Markvo
Performance Dates Friday 21 & Saturday 22 December 2018, 7.30pm
Location Pentland Theatre, Pleasance at EICC, 150 Morrison Street,
Edinburgh EH3 8EE
Box Office Tickets are available from www.pleasance.co.uk or 020 7619 6868, from £20.00
Pleasance Theatre Trust
As a registered charity in Scotland, England and Wales, the Pleasance Theatre Trust aims to create a compelling platform to discover, nurture and support fresh artistic talent from across the globe.
The Pleasance Theatre Trust is a not for profit organisation that has operated a number of venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1985. In 1995, The Trust opened Pleasance London, housing three stages and presenting some of London’s most exciting new and contemporary theatre, dance and comedy. The Charity now hosts the largest programme on the Festival Fringe. In 2018, The Pleasance presented 270 shows to an audience of over 550,000 people.
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