DON'T YOU DARE! @ Voila Festival

Commedia dell'Arte, storytelling & satire

Thu 15 Nov 2018 to Sat 17 Nov 2018

DON'T YOU DARE! @ Voila Festival

 

Produced and presented by Panta Rei Theatre

An absurd one-woman show combining Commedia dell'Arte, storytelling and satire. It's 1601: an actress is accused of witchcraft because of her astonishing ability to mesmerise her audiences. As her trial unfolds, an entire nation turns against her, hypnotised by fear and propaganda. Sound familiar?

Language: English & Italian
Country: Italy/UK
Duration: 60mins
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Thursday 15th November - 7:00pm
Saturday 17th November - 7:15pm

Tickets:
Advance Price: £10 On The Door Price: £12
An absurd one-woman show combining Commedia dell'Arte, storytelling and satire. It's 1601: an actress is accused of witchcraft because of her astonishing ability to mesmerise her audiences. As her trial unfolds, an entire nation turns against her, frightened and hypnotised by fake news and propaganda. Sound familiar? DON'T YOU DARE! draws parallels between the violently oppressive indoctrination of the Catholic Inquisition and the hate speech of contemporary politics, weaving a narrative across centuries of mass hypnosis and vicious attacks on the arts and freedom of expression. Propaganda has always been used – and continues to be used – to demonise the vulnerable. But don’t worry: there is hope…and laughter. Never underestimate the subversive power of laughter! Chiara D'Anna is a stage and film actress best known for her lead role in the award-winning 'The Duke of Burgundy'. As a leading practitioner on Commedia dell'Arte in the UK, her research and practice cast a new light on our understanding, interpretation and practical explorations of Commedia dell’Arte and its continuing relevance to contemporary performance. In 2010 she founded Panta Rei Theatre. The company strives to create visceral, poetic and visionary performances inspired by the Absurd, the Surreal and the Grotesque.