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Lift-off for sci-fi story at Swansea University's Taliesin Arts Centre

By MarkRees  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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Innovative theatre maker Gerald Tyler will attempt to stage a non ironic, “full fat” science fiction theatre performance at Swansea’s Taliesin Arts Centre today.

Created with students from the Centre for Contemporary Performance Practices at University of Wales Trinity Saint David Swansea, Ignorance will be the seventh production in the Unknown Pleasures project series.

“I wanted to find out if it was possible to at least approach the sci-fi genre on stage without irony or tin foil,” says Gerald.

“I’m not sure what we’ve made together is indeed science fiction but it’s certainly not bedroom farce. I also wanted to use the space at Taliesin in a less conventional way, which I think we have done.

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“The process has been great fun already and I’m looking forward to seeing what finally hits the stage at the end of it.”

Jason Benson, programme director at the CCPP, said: “Every year the Unknown Pleasures projects have been wonderfully successful. The ethos is one of creative risk which we hope influences the students connected with the project, and makes for unique, original and exciting work.”


WHERE: Taliesin Arts Centre

ON: Today until Saturday, May 17, 7.30pm

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