One Way Street

One Way Street (7124006)

One Way Street (7124006)

First published in What's on

Theatr Gwaun, presents Small World Theatre’s exciting new adult puppet show, supported by the Arts Council of Wales, on Saturday June 28, 8pm.

Piloted in 2013, Small World Theatre is delighted to be touring a newly restructured ‘One Way Street’ Wales wide in 2014 with support from Arts Council Wales.

‘One Way Street’ is a live theatre performance inhabited by puppets and animated film projections. The show is in glorious black and white and contains all the moral ambiguity embodied in the film noir genre. The company has devised this intriguing monochrome experience inventively transposing the styles of German Expressionist cinematography to stage. Convoluted plot twists take the hero, private investigator Sam Stone, on a tour of San Francisco’s high and low spots travelling by car, boat, and plane on a journey that eventually brings him to Wales.

People come to Sam to solve their problems, but lately these problems have become more difficult to solve. One day a woman walks into his office with what seems to be an open and shut case, but this one is going to get him into a whole lot of trouble…

Small World Theatre has written a show that highlights the similarities between the present economic climate and the late 1930s depression. Many of the noir classics were written in this time and filmed later, but their ambiguous morals resurface in our own time. The show offers adult audiences cunningly skilled puppetry and animation that will astonish and inspire them.

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