Pictures of You – the official stuff

Posted: June 2, 2010 in Awards, Pictures of You

Pictures of You - Frank and Janet in bed Devised by Rob Murray and the cast, based on an idea by Rob Murray and Liezl de Kock

Directed by Rob Murray

Featuring Liezl de Kock and Dorian Burstein

Masks and puppets by Janni Younge

Sound design by James Webb

Highest grossing theatre show on the fringe at the 2009 National Arts Festival

Winner of the 2009 Fleur du Cap Best Lighting Design Award (Rob Murray)

Winner of the 2009 Fleur du Cap Best Prop and/or Puppetry Design Award for the masks (Janni Younge)

At first sight, Frank and Janet’s marriage is the picture of perfection – neat, ordered, and respectable. But underneath lies a deeper truth – one of buried secrets and repressed desires that begin leaking out when Frank starts to dream.

Using a sumptuous blend of character masks, magic realism, arresting imagery, puppetry and an imaginative soundscape, Pictures of You weaves together a surreal world across the thin line between dreaming and reality, between sanity and insanity. It is a love story that explores the pleasure, pain, mistakes and forgiveness that govern our responses to being in love.

Presented by a conspiracy of clowns, in association with FTH:K, the production is devised and directed by Rob Murray, performed by Liezl de Kock and Dorian Burstein with visual design by winner of the 2010 Standard Bank Young Artist award for theatre, Janni Younge, and sound design by James Webb, winner of the 2008 ABSA L’atelier prize.

a conspiracy of clowns is a collective of award-winning visual theatre makers, made up of a flexible number of artists nationwide. The initiative is geared towards promoting a collaborative approach to creating original theatre work with a particular focus on clowning, visual theatre, puppetry and contemporary devised performance.

What the press have said about Pictures of You:

“…a dainty delicacy, to be cradled, adored and treasured.” CUE

“genius…something you simply cannot afford to miss” Cape Times

“theatrical gem…innovative and riveting…an elevating theatrical treat” Mail & Guardian

“…compelling, seductive and very rewarding” Cape Argus

“…a refreshing and magical stage offering that will linger long after you’ve left”

“explosive theatre…edgy, disturbing and entertaining” The Sunday Independent

“compelling…we are touched in ways that stay with us long after the play has ended” Bizcommunity

“mesmerising…riveting” The Star

“beautiful… really brilliant”

“emotionally intense…Must-see, gripping theatre” CUE

“…’n aangrypende stukkie lewe…” Die Burger

“… uitstekend” Beeld

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