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ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE CANOLFAN Y CELFYDDYDAU     

ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE
CANOLFAN Y CELFYDDYDAU
JUILET & ROMEO
Lost Dog Dance

Ionawr 23 January
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Teithiodd sioe “deifiol ffraeth” (SeeingDance) Lost Dog, Juliet & Romeo, o gwmpas Prydain yn 2017 i dai llawn a chanmoliaeth y beirniaid. Yn seiliedig yn fras ar stori serch dwfn pesimistaidd Shakespeare, mae’r “noson hynod ddifyr, hynod ddiddorol ac weithiau'n eithaf tendr o theatr a dawns” (The Times) yn cael ei pherfformio gan gyfarwyddwr artistig Lost Dog, Ben Duke, a Solène Weinachter. Mae’r cynhyrchiad clyfar a doniol hwn yn archwilio dathliad ieuenctid gan ddiwylliant cyfoes a sut mae’n creu disgwyliadau afrealistig am gariad, rhyw a pherthnasau. Mae Juliet & Romeo yn dechrau ar daith newydd ar gyfer 2019 yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth ar Ionawr 23ain.

Mae Ben Duke yn dweud “Mae’n ddarn sy’n galluogi pobol i fyfyrio am natur eu perthnasau nhw, rhywbeth gallwn ni gyd wneud.” Gan ddisgrifio proses creadigol dyfeisio’r sioe, dywedodd o “rydw i wedi gadael i fy hun dychmygu fersiwn amgen o wreiddiol Shakespeare: yn y gwaith hwn mae Juliet a Romeo wedi bod gyda’i gilydd ers rhyw 25 mlynedd ac maen nhw’n wynebu ryw fath o argyfwng priodasol. Maen nhw’n caru’i gilydd ond weithiau’n dymuno bod y llall yn farw…mae blodeuo'r rhamant yn eu harddegau wedi diflannu'n bendant ond mae'n dal yng nghefn eu hatgofion.”
Lost Dog’s “searingly witty” (SeeingDance) ‘Juliet & Romeo’ toured the UK during 2017 to packed houses and critical acclaim. Broadly based on Shakespeare’s deeply pessimistic teenage love story, this “highly entertaining, extremely amusing and occasionally quite tender evening of theatre and dance” (The Times) is performed by Lost Dog’s Artistic Director Ben Duke and Solène Weinachter. This clever, funny production explores contemporary culture’s celebration of youth and how it creates unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships. Juliet & Romeo kicks off its new 2019 tour at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on January 23rd.



Ben Duke says “It’s a piece that allows people to consider the nature of their own relationships, something we could all do with reflecting on.” In describing the creative process of devising the show, he said “I’ve allowed myself to imagine an alternate version to Shakespeare’s original: in this work Juliet and Romeo have been together for about 25 years and they are in something of a marital crisis. They love each other but sometimes they wish the other one were dead…the bloom of teenage romance has definitely faded but it still haunts them.”

Wedi'i greu a'i gyfarwyddo gan | Created and directed by
Ben Duke
Wedi'i ddyfeisio a'i berfformio gan | Devised and performed by
Ben Duke a Solène Weinachter“Solène Weinachter in Lost Dog’s ‘Juliet & Romeo’: funny, frayed, and freaked-out. A dance actress of miraculous immediacy and transparency.” - Luke Jennings, The Observer

“Brilliant chemistry between Duke’s rumpled, ironic Romeo and Solène Weinachter’s Juliet, angrily exhausted by the juggling of work and motherhood.” - Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

“Ben Duke is a true original...a conduit for raw emotions that can shift from the incendiary to the heart-breaking in the shuffle of a footstep. He is also blessed with instinctive comic timing…” The Stage, 2017
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