6/25/2019 0 Comments
Leeds Arts Centre's current season of theatre ends with Helen Edmundson’s take on the Victorian classic, George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss. Innovation and collaboration have been hallmarks of the year and this production is no exception, with Maggie Tulliver, the woman at the heart of the story, played by three actors and the rest of the cast forming an ensemble to represent the physical world around them.
The theatre group may be the oldest in Leeds, its history going back more than seventy years, but it continues to present new dramas and to develop new ways of working. For this play, Donald Edwards, artistic director of Ruff/Cut Dance Theatre and Assistant lsla Hurst have been working with the cast. Donald is a founder of Phoenix Dance Company, nominated for an Olivier Award and was the proud recipient of a Black Achievers Award (RJC) for his continued mission to bridge the space between people through dance.
“It has been a collaboration of people, diversity and creative talents emergingtogether to create a piece of theatre that is interwoven with beautiful moments by thecast and a fantastic story. It’s been a pleasure sharing experiences and working with a fantastic company of people.”
Helen Edmundson is also flying high with her version of ‘Small Island’ garnering plaudits at the National Theatre. She also wrote the play that the Oscar-winning ‘The Favourite’ grew out of and LAC have worked hard to make sure her clever way of storytelling is truly brought to life.
LAC’s performance will add to the 200th birthday celebrations of the author Mary Ann Evans, known to the world as George Eliot. Eliot was famous for her desire to escape the stereotype of women's writing as light-hearted romance; instead she wrote this impassioned story of Maggie Tulliver: bound by convention, torn by love and determined to go her own way.
The Mill on the Floss opens on Thursday 27th June for three nights on the main stage at the Carriageworks.
LAC offers exclusive discounts for students at 10% off. Use code MOTF19.
Book online at https://www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-mill-on-the- floss/4584 or in person at Leeds Town Hall Box Office, £10 concessions and £13.49 for standard tickets.
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