“The performance is cabaret – but not as we know it…,” say Teatro Pomodoro. “For one night only, let devilry, illusion, mischief and merriment seize your very heart and soul at the Cabaret From The Shadows!” Ooer. Well then – clowning, bouffon and dark comedy are all in the mix in Cabaret From The Shadows, an intriguing new performance in the intriguing new performance space of the Invisible Wind Factory.
The show is the latest creation from Liverpool-based theatre company Teatro Pomodoro. The IWF, if you haven’t found it yet, is the new venue from the crew behind The Kazimier, now based in the north Liverpool docks. Teatro Pomodoro is an ensemble of international artists from Canada, Japan, Spain, Italy and one Scouser – they all met at the École Philippe Gaulier clown school.
The premise for their show is this: “In a small community, not too far from Liverpool’s city centre; existing amongst the shadows, there live a group of social rejects sent away from our cities and our societies to live hidden from us. These creatures live outside our social constructs, on the edge of all things decent and nice. They’ve been cruelly chased away from the cities and towns they used to call home. Once in a while – when the moon is full and wine flows – we allow these freaks back into the fold to entertain us… without realising, of course, that we laugh at our own, filthy reflections. On October 13 and 14, the gates of Liverpool will be open to this group of misfits, and they will welcome you with big toothy grins. These creatures are gifted with dark talents and uncomfortable truths to tell: gifts that have been nurtured from time spent on the edge of all things decent, good and moral…”
Performer Duncan Cameron said: “The audience can expect laughs, gasps, and the unexpected. This is an exciting event for us and we are really looking forward to playing in the Invisible Wind Factory. We expect not to leave anybody indifferent with our unique form and insanity.”
The show has been supported by Arts Council England *cheers*. Catch it at the Invisible Wind Factory on October 13 and 14 with tickets at £12 (£10 concessions) available from www.teatropomodoro.com.
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