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Plexus Polaire

Jacksons Lane

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Jan
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
UK Premiere

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60 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 14+
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Tel: 020 8341 4421
After-show discussion:
Sat 28 Jan

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Actors, life-size puppets and video projection come together in this gripping piece of visual theatre, inspired by the true events related in best-selling Norwegian novel, Before I Burn

In 1970s Norway, an arsonist targets a small town for one long, terrifying month. As homes are burnt to cinders, panic spreads and neighbours wonder who amongst them could cause such fear and anguish. Years later a young man becomes haunted by the story.

Plexus Polaire’s production crackles and burns fiercely, but there is pity and tenderness in this captivating narrative which will stay long in the memory..

Norwegian director Yngvild Aspeli studied theatre at the Lecoq School in Paris before attending France’s prestigious international puppetry school, ESNAM in Charleville-Mézières. She has worked with puppetry and physical theatre companies in England, France and Norway.

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"Enriched by its atmosphere of mystery and sensuality it shows that we are all on borrowed time, slaves to our emotions and unconscious thoughts. Superb"


Plexus Polaire


Conceived by Yngvild Aspeli
in collaboration with Pierre Tual & Amador Artiga
Directed by Yngvild Aspeli

Performers/puppeteers: Viktor Lukawski, Aitor Sanz Juanes, Andreu Martinez Costa
Artistic collaboration: Paola Rizza
Dramaturgy: Pauline Thimonnier
Scenography: Charlotte Maurel & Gunhild Mathea Olaussen
Soundscore: Guro Moe Skumsnes & Ane-Marthe Sørlie Holen
Voices: Abbi Patrix & Giert Werring
Puppet design: Carole Allemand, Yngvild Aspeli, Polina Borisova, Sophie Coëffic & Sebastian Puech
Costumes: Sylvia Denais
Lighting: David Farine
Video: David Lejard-Ruffet
Technical production: Xavier Lescat
Outside eye: Philippe Genty & Mary Underwood
Production: Cie Philippe Genty
Co-production: Figurteatret i Nordland, Norway;
MCNN – Centre de Création et de production, France;
Le Mouffetard - Théâtre des arts de la marionette, Paris, France

This visit to London is supported by
Institut français