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Thu 02 Nov

Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck. Neither expected to fall in love.

But once they did, they just kept on falling.

Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America, Hummingbird is dark and compelling physical theatre.

Award-winning, Lecoq-trained Tooth+Nail blend acrobatics and action with a striking visual style to tell a deviously touching tale of love and murder. Using a soundscape of songs, jingles, adverts and other Americana to conjure up the post-war era,  it casts light on the motivation of a couple that believes owning the right car will buy them entry into a society that has rejected them.

A sepia-toned doomed romance… Immaculate.  ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

A truly beautiful, haunting story that blurs the line between right and wrong, and will question your empathy. ★★★★ (The Australia Times)

  • Thu 02 Nov
  • 19:30
  • £6 UoE Students / £9 Concession / £13 Full. Advance prices. More on the door.
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