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Thursday 30 January, Friday 31 January, Saturday 1 February - 7.30pm

Mark Bruce Company presents

Return to Heaven

Two explorers (Dane Hurst, Eleanor Duval) searching the dark mysteries of the ancient world enter a land beyond time and death; where the demons and gods they awaken unleash the gods and legacies within themselves. Hounded by scientists and supernatural forces, a perilous journey ensues as the couple, trying desperately not to lose one another, must play their role in the resurrection of an ancient deity.

Drawing upon the mythology of Ancient Egypt, Return to Heaven is dance theatre at its most potent and ambitious – its narrative led by the subconscious; crossing lands, cultures and time to create a mythology and symbolism of its own.

With influences of William Burroughs, old horror films and Victorian chillers, Return to Heaven presents visions of cursed tombs, jungles, science fiction nightmares and islands of paradise. Set to music ranging from Penderecki to Tchaikovsky, Mark Lanegan and Harry Belafonte, Return to Heaven is poignant and terrifying, intricately choreographed and laced with dark humour.

MACBETH (2018)
★★★★ “Dark, smart dance theatre” The Stage
★★★★★ “Mark Bruce directs with complete confidence” Broadway World
★★★★ “Stunner” The Guardian

THE ODYSSEY (2016)
★★★★ “…rock ‘n’ roll theatre ballet of a very high calibre” The Stage
★★★★ “Surreal epic with a Tarantino twist” London Evening Standard

DRACULA (2013/2014)
★★★★ “I’d be surprised if I saw a more entertaining piece of dance theatre this year. Kill for a ticket.” The Observer
★★★★ “Bruce and his extraordinarily gifted dancers navigate Bram Stoker’s hellish narrative with near-hallucinatory dexterity…it raises the bar of dance theatre very high” The Guardian

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Tickets: Adults £18, Concessions £14
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Recommended: 12+

Running time: Approx 1 hr 20 mins plus interval