Made in Heaven

    Made In Heaven

    About

    Following the critically acclaimed Love and War and Sea of Bones, Mark Bruce Company presented savagely beautiful dance theatre production Made in Heaven.

    Merging ancient themes with the dystopia of contemporary life, Mark Bruce creates a surreal world ruled by a blinded cop and a malicious virgin, where a prairie girl dreams of other lives, and a chain-gang dances on the edge of an inferno.

    With music ranging from Debussy and Leadbelly to Queens of the Stone Age and The Black Keys, this dark, sometimes comic piece interrogates the very idea of heaven.

    Mark Bruce has choreographed, directed and danced internationally for over twenty years. His work includes collaborations with Bern Ballet, Rosas, PJ Harvey, Igloo, Probe, Introdans, DJazzex, and The Royal Exchange Theatre.

    Make Bruce Company

    Make Bruce Company

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    See more about the Mark Bruce Company’s current work over on their website.

    RUNNING TIME 70min (no interval)
    AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Choreographer & Director – Mark Bruce
    Costume Designer – Dorothee Brodruck
    Set & Prop Designers – Paul Boswell, Rachel MacLeay & Marian Bruce
    Lighting Designer – Guy Hoare
    Sound Designer – Chris Samuels
    Puppetry – Pickled Image

    CAST

    Prairie Girl – Eleanor Duval
    Mermaid – Kristin McGuire
    Sailor – Cris Tandy
    Chief / Old He / She – Rick Bland
    Savage Girl – Cree Barnett Williams
    Savage Kid – Grieg Cooke

    Make Bruce Company

    Make Bruce Company

    Reviews

    The dance sequences that animate these dreams are clever and musical, performed by an excellent cast. And it must be said, there’s no other British choreographer producing work quite like it

    The Guardian

    Bruce is a fine and entertaining guide to the underworld of the subconscious

    The Observer

    the most off-the-leash 70 minutes you are likely to witness on a British stage, complete with murder, incest, crooked cops, and a life-size articulated shark

    The Independent

    The dancers are talented. So is Bruce, utilising a wildly eclectic soundtrack to demonstrate anew a facility for movement invention both visceral and elegant

    The Times

    Made in Heaven is a rare dance theatre foray into territory more often explored in film and literature and makes for a truly gripping evening

    London Dance