An abandoned dolls’ house and an unclaimed bag of costumes were the unexpected starting point for Café Reason‘s enigmatic new show. Through the compelling medium of butoh, with live music and film, it explores the dream symbol of ‘The House’ and reveals the inhabitants’ secret lives and eternal dilemmas.
Dark, moving, and humorous, the performance uses an original musical structure to underpin the characters’ struggle with the limitations of their bodies, gender, roles, and relationships.
Oxford-based Café Reason has achieved a fine reputation for its innovative theatre, site-specific, and improvised performances. Dolls’ House is a collaboration between Café Reason, film maker Dariusz Dziala, and musicians Malcolm Atkins, Bruno Guastalla and Pete McPhail.
Friday, 15 January, 7.30pm
Saturday, 16 January, 7.30pm
PEGASUS THEATRE MAGDALEN ROAD OXFORD
£13, £9 concs, £6, U18
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Photographs by Paul Freestone