Ludus – Playful Love

Wednesday 19 Sep,
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

posted by Suzanne Thorpe
Theatre Royal 66-68 Shakespeare Street Dumfries DG1 2JH

The two fifteen-minute poetry plays have been fused with music, visual art, mime and dance to deliver a delightful multi arts performance piece, which offers audiences a truly memorable, entertaining and satisfying evening at the Theatre.
Play One: Prelude and Fugue by Clifford Bax (Love and Loss) Prelude and Fugue set in the 1950s reflects the musical interlude ‘Prelude and Fugue’ by Johann Sebastian Bach and tells the story of Rosemary, who a week before her wedding, is having her likeness drawn in charcoal by Joan. As Joan sketches, the two women discover a dark secret shared by both of them.
Play Two: Square Pegs by Clifford Bax (Lust and Life) Square Pegs is a thought provoking farcical romp about lust and life. Hilda, a passionate young girl from the 20th Century longs for an equally passionate lover, but Henry has eyes only for his car! Gioconda, a practical girl of 16th Century Venice longs for a lover without the raw and radical passion of her time. They meet at ‘MERLIN’S GATE’ where disappointed lovers can turn ‘THE BOOK OF TIME’ and move within some other age.