Song Of Songs - Weeding Cane

Date:24 February-25 February 2009
Time:8.00 pm

The Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University Presents:


Weeding Cane

8pm, Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th February

£10 / £7 concessions

Last year, the Nuffield played host to performances by Gravity & Levity and Okham's Razor which saw sold-out audiences enthralled by the breathtaking aerial virtuosity on display. This February, the appetite in Lancaster for shows using aerial and circus skills will be fed again when the brilliant new production from rising stars Weeding Cane rolls into the Nuffield Theatre.

Written by Sonia Hughes, who also wrote the Quarantine production Susan & Darren - another Nuffield audience favourite, Song of Songs is a delicate exploration of the impossibility of love. It features circus aerialist Vicki Amedume, who has worked on the opening ceremonies for Liverpool City of Culture and the Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and whose craft relies on her strength, daring and her ability to fall. Can the show's other performers apply these skills to their search for love?

With an all-quality cast, including Juliet Ellis (Coronation Street, Holby City, Clocking Off), super chic 80s singer Carmel McCourt and up and coming actress Lowrie Evans, Song of Songs is an arresting mix of circus, theatre and dance in a show which promises a great soundtrack, a few dance routines and some intimate, messy stories all about love.

Ladies! You are invited to a pre-show girls' night-in, involving chatting and fairy cakes. Participants will form the chorus for that night's show. Free to ticket holders but must be booked in advance as places limited. Absolutely no performance experience necessary. Contact box office for details.

Age recommendation: 16+

Who can attend:Anyone

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK