Black Stuff in Cardiff

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Black Stuff in Cardiff

Time: May 17, 2016 at 6pm to May 28, 2016 at 7pm
Location: The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
City/Town: Cardiff
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Phone: 029 2063 6464
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: Volcano Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre
Latest Activity: May 24, 2016

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BLACK STUFF is coming to a listed building in Cardiff Bay. An offsite production by Volcano, in association with Wales Millennium Centre. 

Black Stuff is a promenade show about lives and imaginations shaped by coal mining.

Book Tickets online at The Wales Millenium Centre or by ringing 029 2063 6464

Surreal, funny and spectacular: Black Stuff is an unsentimental exploration of life, art, coal and politics from Wales’s most consistently inventive performance company. With the demise of our heavy industries and with a bitter taste still lingering in the mouth thirty years after the miners’ strike, we are not content just to be brassed off or to dance our cares away. 

"A reflection on the coal industry that shaped South Wales, staged on a warehouse floor half covered in a thick, jagged layer of anthracite – seemed like a flashback to a Richard Demarco event of the early 1990s, all vivid splashes of red against black in a dim, dramatically-lit found space, fascinating in its determination to recall the range of international links and migrations fuelled by the coal industry." The Scotsman, 2015

"Irresistible black seam of Welsh energy shovelled into audiences' jaw-dropped gobs by anarchic sons and daughters of Thatchers ghost." Cumbernauld Theatre, 2015

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Comment by David Evans on May 24, 2016 at 15:15

Certainly surreal, certainly funny and undoubtedly spectacular.   I was fascinated by this show and delighted that I went.  Staged in a disused, decrepit, tumbledown, rotting husk of a building that was in all likelihood built with coal money the building is the perfect context for a show that is partly about what has been.  But like the bay something else has grown out of the past and this is explored here.  There are no answers but the show asked lots of questions, and the performances are intense and totally committed. - If there are tickets left, go.

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