Touring Comedy Dance Show Comes to Shropshire

A touring dance and physical comedy duo are bringing their latest show to South Shropshire’s SpArC Theatre this May. The show has been booked by Arts Alive, following two previous postponements due to Covid.

The joyful dance theatre comedy show from New Art Club explores the forces that masquerade as love. In part inspired by the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the performance sees dance, physical theatre, and comedy combine to capture the audience’s imaginations, moving effortlessly from silliness through to heartfelt, painful truths. Cupid’s Revenge touches on big ideas from evolution to the fleeting act of holding hands. The show is written and performed by Tom Roden and Pete Shenton, with music by Gareth Williams and the set design by Will Holt features a huge glowing red heart that has crash landed onto the stage.

New Art Club’s Tom Roden and Pete Shenton are pioneering makers of devised dance, theatre and comedy. They started making shows together in Manchester in 1998 and have been presenting ground-breaking performances together nationally and internationally ever since.

Their work has been translated into French and Mandarin and has been performed in a variety of venues and settings including The Royal Opera House and Wembley Stadium. They were Place Prize finalists in 2004 and won The Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award in 2010.

Ian Kerry, Executive Director at Arts Alive, said, “We are excited to bring this show to Shropshire after a few setbacks, hopefully this will be third time lucky! Tom Roden and Pete Shenton’s comedy dance show explores love – from the mythical love that drives the creation of the universe to the love between friends. It will make you laugh and make you reflect on the world. We are privileged to be welcoming these acclaimed performers to Bishops Castle.”

“Physical comedy with brains, I laughed ’til my face hurt.” The Observer

‘Cupid’s Revenge’ comes to SpArC Theatre in Bishops Castle on Thursday 5th May at 7:30pm. The show is suitable for ages 12+ and contains mild swearing.

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