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Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found THEATRICAL ADVENTURE CREATED BY HIJINX AND PUNCHDRUNK ENRICHMENT RETURNS TO SECRET LOCATION IN CARDIFF CITY CENTRE     

Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found
 

THEATRICAL ADVENTURE CREATED BY HIJINX AND PUNCHDRUNK ENRICHMENT RETURNS TO SECRET LOCATION IN CARDIFF CITY CENTRE



Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found is an immersive theatrical experience in which the audience is invited to roam through the space encountering characters and uncovering a story as the action unfolds all around them. The performance uncovers a hidden world of lost items from keys and glasses to love and loved ones.

The piece is performed by a large cast of actors with and without disabilities, including nine performers from Hijinx Academy in Cardiff, Hijinx’s professional training course for actors with learning disabilities.

Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found reunites the successful partnership between Welsh theatre company Hijinx – specialists in inclusive theatre - and Punchdrunk Enrichment, the education and outreach arm of renowned theatre company Punchdrunk.

Beneath the Streets 2014, which saw the basement of Cardiff’s Castle Arcade transformed in to a labyrinth of performance spaces, received a nomination for Best Production in the English Language at Wales Theatre Awards 2015.

This year’s production develops some of the stories and characters from the first show, and takes place in a new secret location in the city centre with an extended run of 12 performances.

Hijinx’s Chief Executive, Clare Williams, commented “We are thrilled to be producing a sequel to the highly successful ‘Beneath the Streets’. We firmly believe that our partnership with Punchdrunk Enrichment, who are experts in immersive performance, combined with the talents and uniqueness of Hijinx Academy actors and a wider inclusive cast, will make for an utterly unique performance. Don’t miss it!”

Punchdrunk’s Enrichment Director, Peter Higgin, commented “We relished our time with Hijinx in 2014. The partnership was a profound experience; Hijinx Academy have an intoxicating and infectious energy that makes working with them compelling, addictive and incredibly rewarding. We are delighted to return to Cardiff and pick-up where we left off, and know that ‘Beneath the Streets’ audiences both old and new are in for a real treat.”

Hijinx have received funding from Arts Council Wales to produce Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found. This year, Wales Millennium Centre are a production partner on the show.
 
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