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Gaudete – The Abduction and Duplication of Lumb by OBRA Theatre Co (France)

This is the first instalment of OBRA’s trilogy based on poet laureate Ted Hughes’ versicle novel, Gaudete. OBRA combine ensemble storytelling, dark humour and a dynamic physicality to bring Hughes’ visceral language to life.
Nicholas Lumb travels through a post-apocalyptic town, meets strange and primitive creatures in menacing landscapes, before coming face to face with the specific task that has been set for him. Will Lumb succeed? What are the ramifications of his actions?
OBRA Theatre Co was founded on a belief in theatre as storytelling and the power of language and the imagination to transform both performer and audience.

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