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Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Castaway Community Theatre Company Present JET OF BLOOD     

Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Castaway Community Theatre Company Present
JET OF BLOOD Following on from their hugely successful The 39 Steps in February, Castaway present a somewhat surreal piece in Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Performance Studio from Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th May 2014.

‘Jet of Blood’ sometimes titled ‘Spurt of Blood’ was written by Antonin Artaud who was also the founder of the "Theatre of Cruelty" movement. ‘Jet of Blood’ was completed in Paris, on January 17, 1925, perhaps in its entirety on that day alone. The original title was Jet de Sang ou la Boule de Verre, but the second half of the title was dropped prior to the first publication and production of the work. Artaud presents a fantastic temporal spectrum of creation and destruction speeded up and slowed down, like a phonograph record. Associating gluttony and lust, sex and violence, even innocence and swinishness, ‘Jet of Blood’ attacks the senses with bizarre sights and sounds as it reaches toward our subconscious impulses and fears.

For many years, Castaway Community Theatre have used their Spring production to present surreal theatre of the twentieth century – and this year they present work by the founder of the ‘Theatre of Cruelty’ movement – Antonin Artaud. This dark evening performed by local actors from the community promises to provoke thought for all of our audiences.


To book please contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre
 
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