Written by Silvia Mercuriali
Original music by Tommaso Perego
Video by Suzanne Dietz
Funded by the Arts Council of England
A New Theatre Royal Co-commission
Supported by Barbican OpenLab
With: Petra Massey, Nigel Barrett, Colin Carmichael, Gemma Brockis, Janis Brockis, Sam Booth, Kazuko Hoki, Andrea Foa’, Irene Hardy and Olwen Fourere
Inspired by One Hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
MACONDO is an Autoteatro* show that combines instruction based theatre, binaural sound and poetic writing to create a unique theatre experience. Choosing between Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Hero the participants are assigned different audio tracks that steer their path through the show.
The wheel has been set in motion and only the fool think he can stop it.
He jumped head first into they abyss.
The Hermit, the Sun, and Death are drawn out.
The Magus is watching
and the Hanged man sleeps like a cat: one eye open.
MACONDO appears for fifty minutes only in an empty theatre and takes the shape of the people that inhabit it, wrapped up in a predetermined fate.