Presented by Mark Bruce Company

28th February to 14th March . 7.30pm .
£18 - £28 full price, £15.50 - £25.50 concessions

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 visceral and poignant, intricately choreographed and laced with dark humour. 

Written, Directed and Choreographed by Mark Bruce
Costume Design: Dorothée Brodrück
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare
Set Design: Phil Eddolls

Dancers: Eleanor Duval, Jordi Calpe-Serrats, Carina Howard, Dane Hurst, Sharol Mackenzie, Christopher Thomas

Age recommendation: 12+
Running time: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

Image © Nicole Guarino. Design: Filipe Alcada

They like it

  • Dark, smart dance theatre

    ****. The Stage on Macbeth (2018)

  • Mark Bruce directs with complete confidence

    ***** Broadway World on Macbeth (2018)

  • Surreal epic with a Tarantino twist

    ****. Evening Standard on The Odyssey (2016)

  • I’d be surprised if I saw a more entertaining piece of dance theatre this year. Kill for a ticket

    ****. The Observer on Dracula (2013/2014)

  • It raises the bar of dance theatre very high

    ****. The Guardian on Dracula (2013/2014)

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