Event Details

A Curious Zoo

Time: December 12, 2012 at 7pm to December 22, 2012 at 10pm
Location: Chapter Arts Centre
Street: Market Road
City/Town: Cardiff
Website or Map: http://www.chapter.org
Phone: 029 20311050
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: Caroline Sabin
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2012

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Event Description

It’s cold.

It’s dark.

It’s cold and dark but we’re lighting candles and baking pies – laughing in the face of winter but secretly scared that the summer will never come again. Is there enough food? Is there enough firewood and what’s that sound outside like a wolf breathing through the letterbox?

Does the wolf have enough to eat...?

An extraordinary multi-award winning band of performers, dancers, writers and composers is squeezing itself into a small terraced house in Canton to delight you this Yuletide with an hour of theatrical entertainment. Jon Gower, Deborah Light, Gerald Tyler and James Williams will transform into strange and fantastical creatures for your pleasure and delectation. Hosted by Dance/Visual Artist Caroline Sabin with lavish costumes by Neil Davies you will enter a rich and magical snow filled environment with quiet beauty, stark and bloody imagery, warm tales, an angel, music, icicles and mince pies.

Be Merry.

Be afraid.

Eat the pie.


‘’An exquisite haiku – Sabin’s approach is gentle, subtle and rather gorgeous on the eye.’’ –  on LifeDeathLife, The Guardian July 2011.

Wed 12 – Sat 15 December   7pm + 9pm

Wed 19 – Sat 22 December   7pm + 9pm




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Comment by Caroline Sabin on November 3, 2012 at 2:31

Dear Friends,
This year's creative offering is a site specific piece, presented in my own home (what was I thinking?!!) with the sole purpose of giving you all a jolly Christmas romp. I'm incredibly excited about it, and have an amazing team of artists lending me all their skills and enthusiasm to create something rich, poignant and memorable. I aim to leave you tingling with that Yuletide glow, and with a mouthful of warm mince pie...

Tickets will be on sale at Chapter, and audience numbers are very limited.

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