‘ PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA ‘ The Dark Room
Glasgow: The Arches Tue 27 Apr—Sat l ‘_ May.
AROHES THEATRE COMPANY
by Harold Pinter
directed by Andy Arnold .
Thu 15 — Sat 24 April 8pm £7/E4 (no sun or men perfs)
“Both pathos and comedy come across forciny in Andy Arnold’s in-house production” The Herald
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Strife thru a lens: The Dark Room
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DANCE THEATRE COMPANY LIQUID OXYGEN
Thu 15 — Sat 17 Apr 8pm £7/E4 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Thu 15 Apr
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FOR voun PLEASURE THE DARK ROOM
Tue 27 April - Sat 1 May 8pm 537/24 V 2 tickets for'the price of 1 on Tue 27 April .
The Tron Theatre in association with the arches presents
IMPROBABLE THEATRE DOMA Stories from the edge...
Tue 27 April - Sat 1 May 8pm £7/£4 2 tickets for the price of 1 On Tue 27 April
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“Undoubtedly the most exciting, -. company of 199 ” Time Out ;. “Improbable is one of the brilliant - ; faces of the new British theatre” . ' " "
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safety. They are also prone to psychological trauma, drink problems, and have difficulty maintaining relationships. All in all, the war zone shutterbug is a more than suitable case for dramatic treatment, making The Dark Room an intrigumg theatrical prospect
The production represents an ambition fulfilled for Stewart Ennis,
and is the first offering from the ‘For
Your Pleasure’ company he formed ' fellow Benchtoors alumnus ‘
Rebecca Robinson 'l’ve always been j
fascinated wrth the great heroes of
photo-yournalism,' he says. 'From ' Robert Capa to Tim Page. You look at ' their work and wonder how they . captured that moment on film There's 1 a Don McCulIin shot of a woman at
the moment she
finds that her
husband has been killel, and you wonder how he f0und himself in that
place at that time, and how he deals with having witnessed so many of these things'
The show features Ennis alone in the , sanctuary space of the title, as a burnt ! out snapper rediscovering the impact of his thosen profeSSion, where the I
boundaries between art and reportage are so blurred as to be out of focus.
'Look at Capa,’ says Ennis. 'Dui'ing
World War II, he was a ournalist, but i
now his work is exhibited in oallenes.’
Pain's Addiction: Junk
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Understandino an addit't's passionate attachment to heroin was one of the triooest ("hallennes facinr; the :ast "They had to develop a phantom affair
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