Spanish theatre company ATRESBANDES will be bringing their new show Locus Amoenus over for a UK tour, opening at the Bath University Theatre on the 25th January it has been announced.

Locus Amoenus 1 (Aaron Sánchez)
Locus Amoenus. Aaron Sanchez. 

Taking its title from the latin term meaning ‘pleasant place’, the show will explore the idea of paradise through the meeting of three strangers on a train that is about to crash. 

Through a series of conversations and situations, efforts to understand and to be understood, the play questions what paradise means to each individual and do we pay close enough attention on the journey there?

Locus Amoenus is performed mainly in English, with additional text that gives audiences a guide to the inner thoughts of each of the characters.

Company member Albert Pérez Hidalgo said:“The inspiration for our work comes from a number of sources, including everyday life and situations, sitting on a fine line between biography and fiction. In Locus Amoenus, the three characters partly represent ourselves and through the course of their final hour, we see their dreams, fears and hidden desires.”

The production has been devised and is performed by Mònica Almirall Batet, Miquel Segovia Garrell, Albert Pérez Hidalgo. It features lighting design by Alberto Rodrígue and sound design by Joan Solé . 

ATRESBANDES is a young theatre company from Barcelona who have won numerous awards for their work such as the First Prize and Audience Prize at BE Festival 2012 for their production of  Solfatara. 

The dates for the tour are as follows:

25th January – Bath Spa University Theatre

26th January – The Place, Bedford 

28th January – The Lowry, Salford 

29th January – Gulbenkian, Canterbury

30th January – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

31st January –  HUB at Slung Low, Leeds

6th February –    Lighthouse, Poole

11th February –  Square Chapel, Halifax

12th February –  Derby Theatre

3rd – 5th March – Sprint Festival, Camden People’s Theatre

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