Saturday 16th Apr 2011

David Hughes Dance Company present their critically acclaimed, award-winning interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale The Masque of the Red Death. Barricaded in his opulent abbey-mansion, a prince entertains a party of debauched revellers whilst the world outside teeters on the brink of plague-ridden apocalypse. Capturing the themes of mortality, hedonism and madness, the diverse company of performers weave a multitude of dance traditions – ballet, breakdancing, contemporary dance, Bharatanatyam – with high-octane physical theatre to create a contemporary and visually shocking horror show for the stage.

“Fast-moving, dramatic, performed with demonic energy and sly polish – this is a triumph for all concerned.” The Herald

Price: £10 / £8 / £6 U-16’s (concessions)