PAST PRODUCTIONS

THAT'S AMORE (2014)

That’s Amore has successfully played 24 performances nationally and is available for booking for national and international festivals.

 

That’s Amore is a pacy, passionate, hilarious and poignant show that examines the world and culture of romantic love: from chance encounters to hidden desires and emotional extremes to the science of romance; the piece explores the flesh and philosophy behind what makes our hearts beat faster, exploring the thrills and dangers of surrendering ourselves to romance.

 

That’s Amore is Tmesis’ most ambitious production yet – an ensemble of four prodigiously talented performers led by original Artistic Director Elinor Randle.  It combines Tmesis’ trademark physicality with insight from long term collaborator and award winning writer Chris Fittock, stunning visuals and an eclectic soundtrack.

PRESS

★★★★

“A fantastic ensemble piece.”

The Public Reviews

 

★★★★

“An adorable show.”

Liverpool Sound and Vision

 

★★★★

“Seamless harmony…never less than engaging. A clever meditation on the many splendoured permutations of love” 

Liverpool Echo

 

★★★★

“Seventy minutes of beautiful movement, belly laughs, wit, wisdom, silliness, soppiness and sadness saw all the bases covered and then some.  Every moment of That’s Amore was something to savour.”

Made up on Stage

 

“An experience of remarkable powerful intelligence, beauty, and humour”

Outline Online

 

“Extraordinary movement… another triumph for the company.”

Liverpool Daily Post

“LIKE A RICHARD CURTIS ROM-COM REWORKED BY DV8… AND ABSOLUTELY FULL OF HEART…GLORIOUS”

 

The Guardian

VARIATIONS OF THE HEART (2013)

What happens to our brain, body and heart when we ‘fall in love’?

 

Variations of the Heart is a twenty minute, passionate duet between two women, a story of the human heart, it’s power, and it’s many variations.

 

The piece is firstly inspired by and uses music from Egle Mei’s musical project, Heart Variations for String Quartet’ composed by Meike Holzmann.

CAST & CREDITS

Choreographed by: Elinor Randle with text from Chris Fittock.

Perfomed by: Eleni Edipidi & Ellen Turner

Costume Design: Shelly Moore

Lighting Design: Phil Saunders

“BEAUTIFUL OBSERVATIONS, TENDER PERFORMANCES; TMESIS ONCE AGAIN SHOWED WHAT A CLASS ACT IT REALLY IS.”

 

Made up on Stage

WOLF RED (2013)

Deep in the woods, a woman is prisoner.

 

But is her captor a predator of her body or mind? Fairytale and reality blur in a menacing, entertaining exploration into the dark side of human nature.

 

Tmesis Theatre use skilful physicality and a playful original soundtrack in this quirky and disturbingly memorable show.

 

A co-production with Unity Theatre.

 

By the company and writer Chris Fittock, with input from Fin Walker, Lorna Marshall and Nigel Charnock (the late co-founder of DV8).

CAST & CREDITS

Devised by: Tmesis Theatre and Chris Fittock

Performed by: Elinor Randle

Text: Chris Fittock

Directed by: Yorgos Karamalegos

Dramaturgy/directorial input: Lorna Marshall and Fin Walker

Choreographic Input: Beverley Edmunds

Initial creative Input: Nigel Charnock

Sound Design: Xenia Bayer

Original Score: Meike Holzmann

Lighting Design: Arek Chrusciel

Set and Costume Design: Lois Maskell

PRESS

“Razor-sharp and ever so chilling.”

Total Theatre

 

“Totally captivating…a visual treat.”

Made up on Stage

 

“Wolf Red has to be considered as one of the most remarkable one woman shows to ever grace the Unity Theatre.”

LS Media

 

“Haunting, beautiful, touching, disturbing and much more.”

Liverpool Live

 

“Boundless energy.”

Liverpool Daily Post

 

“€˜Elinor Randle demonstrates boundless energy as she metamorphosises from childish but sexual young woman to hunchbacked old crone, twisting her body into shapes that would defy a Hollywood special effects expert.”

Liverpool Daily Post

“RANDLE’S TRANSFORMATIONS WERE REMARKABLE, HER ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE CAPTIVATING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. A VISUAL TREAT.”

 

Made up on Stage

THE DREADFUL HOURS (2010)

The Dreadful Hours is a darkly comic, physically charged drama that exposes the quiet disintegration of love’s first flourish through one couple’s relationship. What happens when one hour’s dinner can seem like years, yet years seem to pass in a heartbeat?

 

The Dreadful Hours combines Tmesis Theatre’s trademark physicality, with new writing from acclaimed North West playwright Chris Fittock, in a darkly comic drama that explores the quiet crumbling of love’s first flourish through the lifetime of one couple’s relationship. Peepolykus’s master of the ridiculous Javier Marzan directs a wonderfully inventive production full of dark humour and striking visuals.

CAST & CREDITS

Devised by: Tmesis Theatre and Chris Fittock

Written by: Chris Fittock

Creative Collaborator/Director: Javier Marzan (Peepolykus)

Sound Design/Creative Input: Xenia Bayer

Lighting Design: Mark Williams

Set/Costume Design: Kevin Pollard

Performers: Elinor Randle and Yorgos Karamalegos

“Skilled and passionate.”

What’sOnStage

 

“Hilarious and exciting.”

Daily Post

 

“Sad and amusing.”

Manchester Evening News

PRESS

ANIMA (2008)

Anima was commissioned by the Liverpool Culture Company, and was part of the Artistic Programme for Liverpool 08 – Capital of Culture. Based on the world of dreams, Anima explores the distorted dynamics between the conscious and subconscious, revealing the conflict and harmony within us all. By turns, deeply disturbing, humorous, poetic and moving, Anima takes the audience on a surreal, thought provoking, and emotional journey. Using Tmesis Theatre’s trademark physicality and a stunning mix of lighting, projection, aerial elements and an original soundtrack, this unique production is an evocative theatrical experience not to be missed.

CAST & CREDITS

Originally Devised by: Tmesis Theatre and Tanya Khabarova (Derevo)

Directed by: Malou Airaudo (Pina Bausch Tanztheater) and Tmesis Theatre

Dramaturgy: Christos Papadopoulos and Tmesis Theatre

Lighting Design and Projections: Phil Saunders & Tmesis Theatre

Costume/Set Design: Kevin Pollard

Music/sound: Vergil Sharkya

Performers: Yorgos Karamalegos and Elinor Randle

PRESS

“Remarkable.”

Manchester Evening News

 

“Astonishing energy.”

The Stage

“PHYSICAL THEATRE OF THE VERY HIGHEST STANDARD.”

 

The Stage

MEMENTO MORI (2014)

Memento Mori is a deeply evocative and physically dynamic piece made in collaboration with Tanya Khabarova from Derevo. Based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice this is an abstract and captivating exploration of Orpheus’ descent into Hades in search of his wife. This intense and powerful journey through the mind of Orpheus transports us from the first human, to love, death, the dark insanity of the underworld, and the self discovery of a man.

CAST & CREDITS

Conceived and Directed by: Tmesis Theatre and Tanya Khabarova (Derevo)

Performers: Yorgos Karamalegos and Elinor Randle

Music: Paul Skinner, Tanya Khabarova and Tmesis Theatre

Greek Tune: Kostantinos Bhta

Lighting Design: Phil Saunders

Costume Design: Kevin Pollard

“THEATRE OF THE HIGHEST CLASS.” 

 

Wupperguide

“AN ORIGINALITY I HAVE RARELY SEEN BEFORE.” 

 

Daily Post

TMESIS (2003)

Striking visuals, acrobatics, movement and music combine in this beautiful ancient Greek story of the origin of love and the reason why we search for our other half. Tmesis is based on Aristophanes’ speech from Plato’s Symposium about the origin of love. It takes you back to a time when there were three sexes: the man, the woman, and the hermaphrodite. These eightlimbed creatures with two heads and their conflict with the Gods is a mesmerising evolutionary journey from the ancient Greek years to modern man.

CAST & CREDITS

Newly Reworked by: Tmesis Theatre

Previously reworked by: Linda Kerr Scott (Complicite)

Originally Directed by: Tmesis Theatre and Rowan Tolley

Music: Barry Han

Viola Theme: Michael Delta

Costume Design: Kevin Pollard

Lighting Design: Phil Saunders

Performers: Elinor Randle and Yorgos Karamalegos

PRESS

“Beautiful sensitivity.”

Irish Times

 

“Sensual, charming and witty.”

Time Out

Nominee of Best Studio Production at MEN Awards

Winner of Best New Show 2003 Annual Daily Post Key Awards

“A tale of universal significance.”

 

The Stage

“RAREFIED, INTRIGUING…PURE AND BEAUTIFUL.”

 

The Guardian