Velvet Scratch- Voyage of No Return

Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Unwanted souls and their dark stories...A vibrant underworld comes to life with macabre humour, powerful images, live music, songs and theatrical animation. "Edgar Allan Poe and Tim Burton seem to have paid a visit to Theatre Lab..." There is something strange about "Velvet Town", where only girls live. This, along with the gothic and isolated location captured the imagination of Margot the 'Witch', who when she wakes up in the underworld following her own death, unravels her version of the mysterious happenings. While trying to remember the events that led to her death, Margot encounters familiar faces: Taluna the 'Femme Fatale' who lives in the rubbish, Elvira the eccentric Cook, Graciela the anorexic model, La Puppet the Ballerina with the huge feet, and Edgar The Mayor - The Velvet Man - who invented the town and the "Big Day" is coming... No 1 show, Prague Festival, 2007; Total Theatre Award, (short list), Edinburgh Festival 2007 ; Fringe First (short list), Edinburgh, Festival 2007 ;Sold Out Tour, Greece, 2008 Reviews: "Imagine Tim Burton directing Gabriel García Marquez….The level of invention is breathtaking, the whole is bloody beautiful.… This is exciting theatre." Prague Post, 2007 "Wildly experimental theatre, accessible and spellbinding to the last second; a weird little gem." ****Skinny Fest, Edinburgh 2007 "Don't miss it! Truly remarkable. Compelling narrative, highest production values." ****Nightnews, Edinburgh 2007 "A truly poetic masterpiece that speaks to everyone's heart. Be prepared for one of the most astonishing performances…. Don't miss it!!!" Go Culture, Athens 2008 "Gothic decay, supernatural mystery, death, malicious irony, romantic humour." Eleftherotypia, Athens 2008 "An incredible performance; a theatrical poem about love and death." Big Fish, Athens 2008

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