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ImMortal 2     

Following on from the critically acclaimed, award winning ImMortal, NoFit State Circus are ready to stun the nation with a bigger, better redeveloped version. ImMortal 2 opens in South Wales on National Circus Day (28th April 2005) and will tour nationally until Oct 2005. ImMortal won the best English language production in the 2004 Welsh Theatre awards and the press are rating the show alongside other circus great such as Cirque du Soliel and Cirque Eloize.

The show is, once again funded by the Arts Councils of England and Wales, and by the Welsh Assembly Government and will tour 9 venues across the UK.

The show

The audience enter the extraordinary spaceship style big top and find themselves immersed in a spectacular theatrical environment. Immortal is a promenade event and the show explodes around, above and among the audience in a multi-sensory feast of circus, drama, text, dance, music and large scale video.

Immortal is audacious, ambitious, anarchic, surreal, magical, breath-taking, thought-provoking and funny; an irreverent and spectacular meditation on one of the biggest questions of the human race: are we immortal?

“Drawing on similar sources as Cirque Du Soleil, is latest show is a sensual overload of aerial acrobatics, rope work, tumbling and performance art.” The metro

“Ditching traditional circus trappings of animals and clowns, this intoxicating, tumultuous production for all ages by the Cardiff-based NoFit State Circus climbs towards headier theatrical realms.” The Times

“Providing the powerful background to this visual assault of the senses is a fantastic music score, performed by a first-rate band” The Stage

The Tour
28th April-7th May Barry, Cardiff
13-22nd May Aberystwyth
27th May-5th June Colwyn Bay, N.Wales
10Th –19th June Bath (prov)
24th June-3rd July Bradford Fest
8th-17th July Cambridge Fest
22nd-31st July TBC
7th Aug-29Th Aug Edinburgh
9th, 10th, 11th Sept Terraga Festival, Spain
17th sept-2nd Oct London Thames Fest

In 2004 NoFit State worked with Firenza Guidi to create the professional touring version of ImMortal. Firenza first directed NoFit State in 1995 to produce Heathcote Williams’ Autogeddon another large-scale community promenade performance. She worked with the company for four frantic weeks in the cold and wet of Pontypridd to create a heart stopping, exhilarating performance. In 2005 the show will be redeveloped with some minor cast changes and some new and different skills.

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