Time: October 21, 2010 at 7:30pm to October 30, 2010 at 6:30pm
Location: Swansea City Centre
Street: High Street
Website or Map: http://www.volcanotheatre.co.…
Phone: 01792 60 20 60
Event Type: site-specific, theatre, performance, music
Organized By: Claudine Conway
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2010
Volcano continues its unique explorations and transformations of Swansea's undiscovered or abandoned places. In Shelf Life earlier this year we re-opened the old Swansea Central Library in Alexandra Road. Previously we brought to life a former copper rolling-mill in Landore and invited people to explore the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in Ffynone. This time we are moving into retail! In the current climate, empty shop floors in our High Streets are an all-too familiar sight. Volcano is working with Swansea Creative Hub to transform an abandoned shop premises into a unique promenade theatre bar for ten days of performances.
The show takes us back to the year 1977. A thriving year for plane hijackings, and a busy period for the terrorists of the Red Army Faction. The Sex Pistols and the The Clash released their seminal albums, and with Franco gone, Spain’s fascist regime gasped its last breaths. The Vietnam war, of course, was over, although its meanings for American culture and global politics were anything but finished. In Manila, Francis Ford Coppola was struggling to make an ending to his classic Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now.
Volcano’s 1977 begins on the set of the notoriously troubled movie. As Coppola, Sheen and the crew go mad in the jungle, we transport you to a very different event taking place on the other side of the world - a conference is gathering in Wales that aims to take the temperature of a “dying century”. Among the thronging intellectuals there are two very particular young delegates. Their lives and stories unfold, with shattering consequences, against the twin backdrops of the conference rooms and Coppola’s film.
With music by The Doors, Patti Smith and Gang of Four. Expect love, politics, movie-stars, and some very loud drums...
Performance times: Wed - Fri 7:30pm (Except Tues 26th 8pm), Sat 6:30pm. Bar opens half an hour earlier.
Tickets from Taliesin 01792 60 20 60
1977 is also touring to Chapter on 12 & 13 November
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