Plane Performance have made theatre that is challenging, intelligent, often funny and uniquely accessible for the past ten years.
Re-Placing Texts: A Trilogy began with Three Degrees of Frost based on the Cherry Orchard and SET (2001) based on the film Brief Encounter. Roundabout(2004) and Epilogue (2005) followed.
The company are not currently touring, but all artists involved are active in the North West and continuing to make innovative work. This site is showcasing their past work and gives a flavour of what the company is about.
CAROUSEL (2004) Like desperate understudies surrounded by the fragments of a huge shattered glitter-ball, five performers reconstruct the musical Carousel, barefoot, on a floor of over two hundred mirrors. Re-tracing the dance steps, singing at inappropriate moments, and taking the acting far too seriously, they play the kind of dangerous games anyone might if they were waiting for a call that was never going to come.
This is the third part of Plane Performance’s unique’ re-placing texts’ trilogy, presented in collaboration with radical sound artist Spencer Marsden.