Ring and Landscape by Fuel at @themacbelfast

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Audiences at the MAC are in for a real treat in the coming weeks with two shows from acclaimed London based theatre company ‘Fuel’, one of which will be performed in complete darkness.

‘Ring’, following sold out runs in the UK and coming direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, runs 19th and 20th September and is a stunning and thrilling sound journey performed in complete darkness – a theatre experience like no other and not to be missed.

Wearing headphones that amplify every intimate detail, Ring creates the eerie sensation of presence, when there’s no one there. At times seductive, at times unnerving, Ring places the audience at the heart of a thrilling attack on their own identity.

The show is a collaboration between director David Rosenberg, the co-founder of Shunt and director of Electric Hotel, and writer Glen Neath whose previous work includes Romcom and The Bench with Ant Hampton for Rotozaza, which have been produced in fourteen countries to date. Music and sound, by Ben and Max Ringham, is recorded using binaural sound technology which creates a 3D listening sensation, giving the performance an extraordinary intimacy and immediacy.

The second showing by ‘Fuel’ is Landscape II, coming for the first time to Northern Ireland, direct from the Dublin Fringe Festival, for one night only at the MAC on 23rd. This compelling solo work by Melanie Wilson traces the lives of three women joined by blood but separated by a hundred years who start a conversation across time.

Gillian Mitchell, Director of Programmes for the MAC said, “We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Fuel’ to the MAC and Northern Ireland for the first time for not one but two stunning shows which are completely different and a unique experience for the Northern Irish audience. Ring will appeal to audiences who enjoy horror movies and who love suspense. It is a truly remarkable piece which being in complete darkness puts adventurous individuals right at the heart of the action and out of their comfort zone. Landscape II is a deep, poetic and beautiful story which cannot help but to engage and affect the audience. We have no doubt that both shows will leave audiences wanting a return of ‘Fuel’ to the MAC in the near future.”

Anne Langford, New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood Project Manager, said, “Everyone at Fuel is delighted to be visiting the new MAC for the first time with two shows, Ring by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg and Landscape II by Melanie Wilson. We are really looking forward to getting to know Belfast and the people who live and work there and over the coming years presenting, and making, more work in this vibrant city. Our New Theatre in your Neighbourhood project enables us to introduce our events to new audiences, and find out more about the places we tour to.”

Limited tickets for Ring and Landscape II are now available by contacting Box Office at the MAC on 028 90235053 or logging onto www.themaclive.com.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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